marriage preparation classes

Marriage Preparation

Congratulations on your engagement! 

The Church rejoices with you and is grateful for the gift of your loving commitment to each other.  The Church is one with you in prayer and loving support as you respond to God’s call in your life—living the fullness of your lives in marital love.

I assure you the Archdiocese is committed to assisting you to live this fullness of your lives in marital love.  This time of preparation is a blessing.  As you participate in your marriage preparation program, you will be enriched to live God’s call to holy love in marriage and family life.  I am confident that our Archdiocesan marriage preparation will provide you with life skills and faith formation to live your married life to its fullest, for the rest of your lives.  You can be assured of my prayers and may God bless you with His love and abundant graces.

Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson
Archbishop of St. Louis

Seeking Facilitator Couples for Archdiocesan Marriage Preparation Workshops

Qualifications: Married at least five years; ages 30-55; engaging, energetic; love the Church and the fullness of truth; pursuing an active relationship with Jesus; open to sharing; and called to lead couples to a deeper faith. Some knowledge of Theology of the Body helpful.

Training will be provided.
Stipend: $400 per weekend
Hours: 14-15 hours, split over two days (12 hours of presenting). The workshops are two-day workshops held Saturdays and Sundays. Snacks and a meal are provided. We ask the facilitators to arrive 1-1½ hr. early to set up the workbooks and class materials.

For more information on the archdiocesan marriage preparation program, God's Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage, please click here.

If you are interested in serving as a Marriage Preparation Facilitator, please contact Kitty Mandis, Marriage Preparation Coordinator, Office of Laity & Family Life, 314.792.7182 or kittymandis@archstl.org.

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For more information on marriage preparation in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, please contact Kitty Mandis at kittymandis@archstl.org or 314.792.7182

       

Marriage Preparation Class Schedule

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Marriage Preparation

 Registration Information

  • Click here to register. There are no refunds, but your payment can be transferred to another class. If necessary, please reschedule by noon the Wednesday before your class to avoid a late cancellation fee ($50) to cover the cost of the meals which are ordered in advance. Please note that if a class is marked "CLOSED" it indicates that we are not accepting registrations at this time;  however, you may register for different class and indicate in the comments section that you wish to be placed on a waiting list for the class that is currently closed. You will be contacted in the event of an opening.

  • Cost: Classes are $225 (payment may be made after registration). 

  • To pay by credit card, debit card, e-check or  PayPal click here. You may complete your payment as a PayPal "guest," or use your existing PayPal account. Please be sure and put the bride and grooms name in the "Comments" section.

  • To pay by check or money order, send check payable to Laity & Family Life-PCM to address below:
    Laity & Family Life-
    PCM,
    Mail Stop 375215
    P.O. Box 798307
    St. Louis. MO 63719-800

 

JANUARY 2017

012-Cardinal Rigali Center-CLOSED

20 Archbishop May Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63119
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Snacks and lunch provided.
Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Snacks and lunch provided.
January 21-22, 2017

FEBRUARY

021-Cardinal Rigali Center-CLOSED

20 Archbishop May Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63119
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Snacks and lunch provided.
Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Snacks and lunch provided.
February 4-5, 2017

022-Cardinal Rigali Center-CLOSED

20 Archbishop May Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63119
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Snacks and lunch provided.
Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Snacks and lunch provided.
February 11-12, 2017

MARCH

031-Cardinal Rigali Center-CLOSED

20 Archbishop May Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63119
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Snacks and lunch provided.
Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Snacks and lunch provided.
March 4-5, 2017

032-Cardinal Rigali Center-CLOSED

20 Archbishop May Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63119
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Snacks and lunch provided.
Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Snacks and lunch provided.
March 18-19, 2017

APRIL

041-Cardinal Rigali Center

20 Archbishop May Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63119
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Snacks and lunch provided.
Sunday, TBD Snacks and lunch provided.
April 8-9, 2017

042-Cardinal Rigali Center

20 Archbishop May Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63119
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Snacks and lunch provided.
Sunday, TBD Snacks and lunch provided.
April 22-23, 2017

MAY

051-Cardinal Rigali Center

20 Archbishop May Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63119
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Snacks and lunch provided.
Sunday, TBD Snacks and lunch provided.
May 6-7, 2017

052-Cardinal Rigali Center

20 Archbishop May Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63119
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Snacks and lunch provided.
Sunday, TBD Snacks and lunch provided.
May 20-21, 2017

JUNE

061-Cardinal Rigali Center

20 Archbishop May Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63119
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Snacks and lunch provided.
Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Snacks and lunch provided.
June 3-4, 2017

062-Immaculate Heart of Mary-New Melle, MO

8 West Highway D
New Melle, MO 63365
Saturday, 9:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. Snacks and lunch provided.
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Snacks and lunch provided.
June 10-11, 2017

063-Cardinal Rigali Center

20 Archbishop May Drive
St. Louis, MO 63119
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Snacks and lunch provided.
Sunday, TBD, Snacks and lunch provided.
June 24-25, 2017

JULY

071-Cardinal Rigali Center

20 Archbishop May Drive
St. Louis, MO 63119
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Snacks and lunch provided.
Sunday, TBD, Snacks and lunch provided.
July 8-9, 2017

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