Congratulations on your engagement!
Here you will find what you need to begin your preparation. Your first step after you are engaged is to contact your local parish priest or deacon, who will work with you on preparing for your marriage and setting a date. Please allow yourselves at least six months to prepare.
If you are an engaged couple who live out of Vermont, you will need to speak to your priest or deacon about preparing locally or through distance.
Marriage Preparation – Pre Cana Checklist:
I. Initial meeting with pastor
- preliminary paperwork and discuss paperwork needed
- premarital questionaire
- Fully Engaged survey
II. Follow up Meeting with pastor
1. Agape Catholic Marriage Course – Online
Parish Mentor Couple Ministry (where available) – The Pastor or Marriage Prep Coordinator will assist in how to choose your parish Mentor Couple who will walk with you through your Marriage Preparation
2. Natural Family Planning course – Online
3. Diocesan Marriage Preparation Retreat Day
IV. Final meeting with pastor to prepare for wedding ceremony
V. Post-Cana Marriage Enrichment for Newlyweds and Mentor Couple from parish
Wedding Feast at Cana
Jesus transforms water into wine – his first miracle.
Marriage Preparation Retreats
All Retreats are on a Saturday, from 10am – 4pm. Engaged couples will recieve information regarding the retreat a week prior to the day.
Please register below.
If you have any questions please contact:
Terri McCormack, Marriage and Family Life Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org