Marriage Preparation Ministry
Dear Engaged Couple,
Welcome and congratulations on your decision to marry in the Church!
- BE SURE TO MEET WITH YOUR PRIEST OR DEACON before taking any other steps. Note that you cannot reserve the church until you have met with priest or deacon. That schedule is done through them.
- FULLY ENGAGED marriage inventory and mentoring:
Here at Church of the Resurrection we are offering a program called "Fully Engaged" which follows up on your marriage inventory check list by assigning a mentor couple to assist you in exploring your answers and what the Catholic Church says about marriage. You will be assigned a mentor couple by Deacon Kevin.
We invite you to register for Pre-Cana or for Engaged Encounter through the diocesan website; you may click on the Diocese logo above.
The Pre-Cana is scheduled on Saturday. “Living God’s Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage” and “God’s Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage”
A team of married couples will share some of their experiences in Christian marriage with you. Group presentations are followed by “couple time” for each of you to complete a short activity and couple discussion privately with your partner.
After your first meeting with either Fr. Denis or Deacon Kevin or other priest or deacon that will witness your marriage ceremony, you may contact John and Marise Petry for Pre-Cana help or registration details and Pre-Cana dates at the following: email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 614-284-8500. We are here to help guide you through the steps and to answer questions as they arise. This contact information can be found on www.cotrna.org under the heading “Groups” scroll down and click on “Pre-Cana”.
We look forward to meeting each of you soon.
John and Marise
and The Church of the Resurrection Marriage Preparation Team