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
Policies for Marriage Preparation
Diocesan Conference for the EngagedTwo separate programs: One is a single Saturday conference in Vienna, VA; The other takes place over three consecutive Thursdays in Woodbridge, VA.
Catholic Engaged EncounterFriday evening through Sunday conference in Herndon, VA.
Three to Get Married
Thursday evening plus Friday evening through Sunday retreat in Bethesda, MD.
Marriage Week is being observed from Feb. 7-14, 2017 with the theme “Let’s
married couples are invited to attend the World Marriage Sunday Mass
offered at St. Agnes Catholic Church on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 5:00
Thomas Ferguson, Vicar General, will be celebrating the Mass and offer words of
reflection for married couples.
Marriage Enrichment Programs & Resources
Natural Family Planning (NFP) Methods & Resources
Are You Ready to Get Married?
Cohabitation & the Catholic Church
Planning the Wedding Ceremony
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Nancy McKeagueMarriage Preparation and Enrichment Coordinator
200 N. Glebe Rd, Suite 523
Tel: 703 841 3807
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