Marriage Preparation

 Marriage preparation is part of the ministry of the Church to engaged couples.  It is the process of their coming together in the Sacrament of Marriage.  It is a time during which the couples focus on their relationship and commitment to one another.  It is a journey of faith in which the two people have an opportunity to examine, appreciate and grow in their own personal self-esteem, their faith and their love, within the context of the parish faith community.  It is an opportunity for the parish community to give of itself and to extend its love, faith and concern to the engaged couple.

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Watch: Why marriage? There was a time in this country and beyond when the married family – a mother, father and, God willing, children – was regarded as the obvious building block of a good society, the “first, best, and cheapest, department of health, welfare and education” as the married family was once notably described. 
 
But the consensus no long exists. Why? What can we do to rebuilt it? And what role can we Catholics play in all that? They are just some of the questions asked in this Diocese of Lansing Podcast to the Diocesan Director of Marriage and Family Life, Rich Budd. He also discusses the Diocese's new marriage preparation guidelines. 
 
This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, February 10. It is hosted by the Diocese of Lansing's Director of Communications, David Kerr. Click Here to Watch the Podcast Why Marriage?

 

Please call the church office at 734.475.7561 to set up an appointment with Fr. Bill at least 9 months before your wedding date.