• Conferences for the Engaged

The Diocese of Arlington is offering full day, in-person conferences on the following dates.

February 18, 2023 at Saint Thomas a Becket, Reston (Second Union Included)

March 18, 2023 at Saint Thomas a Becket, Reston

April 15, 2023 at Saint Thomas a Becket, Reston

May 13, 2023 at Saint Agnes Catholic Church, Arlington

The Conference for the Engaged program is designed to stimulate reflection and discussion on key aspects of marriage, and family life.  The conference is held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The cost for couples living within the Diocese of Arlington is $100.00. The cost of couples living outside the boundaries of the Diocese of Arlington is $125.00.

Talks include: 

  • Human Images of God
  • The Goodness of Marriage
  • Marriage as a Sacrament and Vocation
  • Compatibility and Love
  • Communication
  • Parenting
  • Finding Our Financial Future
  • Introduction to NFP

 Presentations are offered by married couples, priests/deacons, and professional counselors.

 A Certificate of Completion is given to the couple at the end of each conference.


 Download Mail-In Registration Form

Catholic Marriage Preparation online course is only for those couples who are unable to attend the Conferences for the Engaged and who have the permission of their preparing priest to take an on-line course. 


* If you and/or your spouse are entering marriage for the second time (divorced and annulled/widowed) the conference that offers the second union breakout session is more meaningful for you. 

Apostolado Hispano

Para Cristo Redentor en Sterling Llame 703-430-0811 




Please call the Office of Marriage, Family and Respect Life at 703-841-2550 for questions or concerns.