Marriage Preparation

Congratulations on your engagement! The process of preparation for the Sacrament of Matrimony within the Church takes at least six months so we encourage you to begin the following steps as soon as you become engaged. We look forward to accompanying you on this joyful journey!


Preparación Pre-Matrimonial En Español 

The One in Christ Marriage Preparation Program

The engaged couples attend the One in Christ program to learn from  experienced facilitators on how to achieve a fruitful and abundant marriage. The couples also have the opportunity for spiritual reflection and an encounter with the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament during a Holy Hour. The program runs monthly, rotating among Northampton, Lehigh, Berks, Schuylkill and Carbon Counties.

To register, the couple will visit our course registration website ( and determine together which marriage preparation session on our schedule works best for them.
The cost of the program is $150 per couple.
Click on here to learn more about One in Christ©.

Couples preparing for a second marriage participate in the One in Christ© Marriage Preparation Program as well. If you have already taken Marriage Prep or have special circumstances, please contact the Office.


Are you getting remarried? Click here for helpful information. Are you remarrying with children?  Click here for helpful information.