Joy-Filled Marriage incorporates rich Catholic theology with sound psychology, and it is highly interactive, engaging today's Catholics and pointing them toward a deeper understanding of the Sacrament of Matrimony. Springing from Blessed John Paul II’s teachings in his apostolic exhortation Familiaris Consortio, the program invites couples to explore their own uniqueness by seeking their identity and mission in Christ.In addition, the program presents the Theology of the Body in a manner that any Catholic can understand—a "new language" that celebrates our call to greatness. Many engaged couples come away from the program with a newfound awe and respect for the truth and meaning of human sexuality. They leave with a clearer understanding of the extraordinary gift marriage is to our society and themselves.  

If you are interested in serving as a Marriage Preparation Facilitator, please contact Kitty Mandis at 314.792.7182 or    



  Fully Engaged Pre-Marital Inventory Training

January 20, 2016
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Ebo Room, Cardinal Rigali Center

Chris Codden, with the Fully Engaged program, will travel to St. Louis to present a training on January 20, 2016. This training will provide information for priests and deacons on how to use the Catholic, catechetical, pre-marital inventory and marriage formation program entitled Fully Engaged. Please see registration form here - Registration Form Fully Engaged-2016.pdf.


Marriage Preparation Inventory Options for Parishes:

- Marriage Preparation Information Sheet for Parish Use.pdf

 - Marriage Prep Checklist for Priests and Deacons.pdf