Marriage Preparation

Congratulations on your engagement! The process of preparation for this Sacrament within the Church takes at least six months. Click here for a guide to the process. We look forward to accompanying you on this joyful journey!

After you have met with your priest, click below to register for the One in Christ© Marriage Preparation Program.

*FOCCUS registration is only available through registration for Marriage Prep.
For special circumstances, please contact the office.

The One in Christ Marriage Preparation Program:

Couples meet 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 Jesus Christ during a Holy Hour. In addition, couples complete the marriage inventory, FOCCUS, which assists them in taking an in-depth look at their expectations for marriage and future life.

The program runs monthly, rotating among the Lehigh Valley, Berks County, and Schuylkill/Carbon County areas. Click on the link to learn more about One In Christ©.

Couples preparing for a second marriage participate in the One in Christ© Marriage Preparation Program as well. Are you getting remarried?  Click here for helpful information. Are you remarrying with children?  Click here for helpful information.

Register Here!

(Click here to see the schedule)

The cost of the program is $150 per couple. For additional information or questions, please contact us.

If you have already taken Marriage Prep or have special circumstances please contact the office.

Preparación Pre-Matrimonial En Español

Resources For Your Engagement:

 Converting to Catholicism?
Find out more:

Engaged Couples'
Frequently Asked Questions:

For Your Marriage


 Plan Your Wedding Ceremony:

Diocesan Young Adult
Activities & Events:

Theology on Tap


Natural Family Planning:

Natural Family Planning