Ideally, six to ten months before your wedding.
The diocese offers an excellent educational component designed to introduce you to the rich and engaging teaching of the Church on the sacrament of matrimony, including the truth and meaning of human sexuality. As part of the course, we also offer virtue-based instruction in communication, conflict resolution, and financial decision-making. This will build on the knowledge you gained from your marriage inventory.
Preparation programs, whether a diocesan conference or parish-based day, enable couples to concentrate more intensely on the many facets of married life so they may be more aware of all the dimensions of marriage. The program helps engaged couples explore and determine the strengths and weaknesses of their relationship in terms of their future life together.
Marriage Prep Retreat Opportunities 2017
Cathedral, Superior, WI
If couples or clergy need further assistance, guidance or more info about alternative marriage preparation options not listed here, but approved by the diocese, they may contact the Office of Marriage Ministry. Couples are also welcome to call the office to learn about Natural Family Planning.
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location: Our Lady of the Lake Social Hall
$100.00 per couple
Contact Person: Anna Richardson 715.682.7620 ext. 115
Since it may become necessary to delay the wedding at anytime during steps 1-6, a couple should not establish a wedding date or send out invitations until they have been instructed to do so by the priest/deacon who will be presiding at their wedding.
For a just cause, a marriage can be delayed. Common causes include:
Appeal Process: If your marriage is delayed, you may ask to have your situation reviewed by the designated diocesan office or agency. The recommendations arising from the appeal process shall be referred to the bishop or his delegate for final determination in a timely and strictly confidential manner.
If a delay is recommended, you will be offered resources to help you remove the cause(s) of delay, and you will be advised of the process of appeal.