Marriage Preparation

We look forward to working with you as you prepare for the sacrament of marriage.  The wedding ceremony is only one day, but marriage is for a lifetime!   

‘Matrimony is a joyful sacrament!  The love of a man and a woman is the most Christ-like love.  “Husbands should love their wives as Christ loves the Church” (Eph 5).  Married love is the prime example of how Jesus loves the Church.  Your love for one another is Godly. It is special.  You are not just another couple among the millions who are getting married.  You have been chosen by the Lord himself for a special mission to His chosen people.’ – Fr. Chuck Gallagher, S. J.

Contact us early to begin your marriage preparation.   Contact the parish before picking a wedding date!  Marriage preparation will be a unique experience for each couple.  We at St. Joseph want to form divorce-proof marriages that last a life time.  The preparation process will involve many aspects. Some of these may include: completing the FOCCUS Marriage Ministries inventory, attending a Natural Family Planning class, meeting multiple times with a mentor couple using the Witness to Love program, attending a day formation retreat, and attending a financial class. 

Contact Margie Sauter, Faith Formation Team Member, by Email or 734-780-6591 to get started.