Congratulations on your engagement!
The Church rejoices with you as you approach the sacrament of marriage and wishes to support you in living your married life to the fullest.
At times, today’s culture can work against your commitment to a healthy, lifelong Christian marriage. But the Church offers you the building blocks with which to build a solid foundation for your marriage. The cornerstones of that solid foundation begin now, in your engagement period.
Among the key elements of effective and successful marriage preparation are self- knowledge—an assessment of your strengths and weaknesses, both as individuals and as a couple—and good formation—a strong educational program on the sacrament of matrimony.
I believe our archdiocesan marriage preparation program will provide you with the spiritual resources and practical tools you need for
a strong and healthy marriage—not only as newlyweds, but for a lifetime.
Yours in Christ,