Marriage Preparation

Preparación Matrimonial

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“The image of God is the married couple: the man and the woman; not only the man, not only the woman, but both of them together. Th​is is the image of God: love, God’s covenant with us is represented in that covenant between man and woman. And this is very beautiful!”

-Pope Francis

General Audience, April 2, 2014

​​To provide an opportunity for Engaged and Convalidation couples to assess their readiness for marriage and to assist them in understanding that marriage is a Vocation, a Covenant and a Sacrament.

The programs consist of presentations to Engaged and Convalidation couples on topics such as the sacramentality and spirituality of marriage, family of origin, communication, finances, and intimacy. The sessions are facilitated by Priests, Deacons, and Married Couples.

The engaged couple is asked to attend their marriage preparation program during the first three months of the required six-month preparation time. No certificate is issued to anyone who arrives late or leaves early.

Note: Due to COVID-19, we are offering the Marriage Preparation Programs via ZOOM through September 2021.

Click here for the 2021 Online Marriage Preparation Schedule.

If you are interested in attending a Marriage Preparation Program via Zoom, please download and email this Fillable PDF ‘Questionnaire’ to Candy Metoyer, and she will contact you with further instructions.
Candy Metoyer (English)
(213) 637-7250


Download the Fillable PDF of the Pre-Nuptial Witness Affidavit Form.

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Online Marriage Support Resources:

For Your Marriage: USCCB Marriage and Family Life Website

The “For Your Marriage” website offers practical help and advice whether you’re seriously dating, engaged, or at any stage of married life. Available on the homepage: the Daily Marriage Tips, book reviews, and blogs by engaged and married couples.

Direct link to resources recommended by the USCCB

Foccus Inventory

Prepare and Enrich

Pairing (Relationship Inventory Profile)

Better Together: A Marriage Preparation Inventory

Marriage Preparation Books

Marriage Preparation Pages

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