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Marriage Preperation

 

  Congratulations on your engagement! We would like to help make your wedding day a beautiful and joyful event. Even more importantly we want your marriage to be a lifelong, joy-filled relationship that will make your love grow stronger and deeper as you grow older together. This is why we have put together 6 steps to help you build up your relationship to be a beautiful and joyful example of marriage to others.

6 Steps to a joyful marriage preperation experiance 

1. Wedding Inquiry (At least 6 months before your wedding) The first step is to make contact with our office to inquire about possible wedding dates and to speak with our Pastor. He will determine if you and your fiancé(e) are free to marry. 

Call our Ministry Center at 419-692-4050 or email Ann at awrasman@delphosstjohns.org

2. Couple Pre-Marital Inventory (FOCCUS) Shortly after talking with our pastor, you will complete a marriage preparation inventory, which is a series of questions designed to assess each of your habits, expectations, and values. It will provide you with a personalized profile of your relationship strengths and weaknesses. This inventory is an important starting point for couple discussion and a map of the areas that may need your attention during the time of your engagement.

3. Engaged Couple Retreat (Joy Filled Marriage Workshop) Many couples find this part to be the most helpful piece to growing their relationship and in helping them build a strong foundation to start their married life together. 

This is a full 2-day weekend workshop. We understand how hard it can be to find two days in your schedules as an engaged couple, but we also see how important it is for you to have a strong joy-filled marriage. This workshop has been presented and improved over the last few years in our diocese and across the country by trained lead couples and receives very positive reviews from the many engaged couples who've experienced it. We believe you to will find many helpful tools and find this a fun experience.  The Joy Filled Marriage weekends are available on about 20 different dates throughout our diocese. 

The closest locations are Delphos, Landeck, Ottoville, and Lima. To see available dates for 2019 click here. These dates should be posted soon to: toledomarriageprep.org  

There are also options to attend this in the Cincinnati and Columbus Diocese

4. Natural Family Planning Instruction To ensure you have the tools to plan your family effectively and in accord with God’s plan for marriage, you will have the opportunity to learn about Natural Family Planning (NFP).

5. Reconciliation The Church invites all Catholics to prepare themselves spiritually prior to their marriage by celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

6. Final Meeting with your deacon or priest

Wedding Planning 

Checklist

Wedding Guidelines 

201 N. Pierce St., Delphos, OH 45833
Phone 419-695-4050
Fax 419-695-4060
Emergency Phone 419-513-0425
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