FAMILY LIFE

     marriage preparation

                        

    Engaged parishioners in the Diocese of Arlington must initiate marriage preparation with their parish priest at least SIX MONTHS prior to the intended wedding date.  Please see Policies below for full details.  Engaged couples are required to attend a Pre-Cana conference.

    POPE FRANCIS SPEAKS ABOUT MARRIAGE

    "Marriage is a feast – a Christian feast, not a worldly feast…some are more preoccupied with the exterior signs, with the banquet, the photographs, the clothes and the flowers…These are very important things in a feast, but only if they are able to show the true motive of your joy: the blessing of the Lord on your love." – Pope Francis, St. Peter's Square, 14 February 2014

    Catholic Diocese of Arlington

    Policies

                          

    Policies for Marriage Preparation in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington.

                        

    Pre-Cana Conferences
        

    Diocesan  Conference for the Engaged
    Two separate programs:  One is a single Saturday conference in Vienna, VA; The other takes place over three consecutive Thursdays in Woodbridge, VA.

                          

    Catholic Engaged Encounter
    Friday evening through Sunday conference in Herndon, VA. For a printable brochure, click here.

                        

    Three to Get Married

    Thursday evening plus  Friday evening through Sunday retreat in Bethesda, MD.

                        
            

    natural family planNING

                           

    Natural Family Planning (NFP) Methods & Resources

                           

    marriage enrichment

                           

    Marriage Enrichment Programs & Resources

                           

    Useful links & info

     

    Are You Ready to Get Married?

    Cohabitation & the Catholic Church

    Planning the Wedding Ceremony


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