Marriage Preparation classes: Unfolding God's plan for the Beauty of Holy Matrimony
The 6-week Marriage Preparation Program offered by St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salem, Oregon will not only provide good preparation for marriage, but will also give a good introduction to Catholic Christianity. This is helpful for folks entering mixed marriages and serves as a good refresher for folks raised as Catholic Christians.
Winter Classes take place on Tuesdays (Begins Feb. 7 and ends March 14th) from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Cost: $50 for materials Sign up for classes by contacting Christian Spencer at 503-581-1623 extention 240 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a teaching team of four Catholic married couples from our parish who help teach the course. The course covered the following major topics:
The Nature of Love
Covenantal Love: Christian Understanding of Marriage and Sexuality
Natural Family Planning vs. Contraception
The Sacramentality of Marriage
The Domestic Church
Parenthood (Responsibilities, Family as Sacred Institution)
Practical Aspects of Marriage: How to not only survive but THRIVE in Marriage.
MORE INFO ON MARRIAGE PREPARATION and WEDDINGS AT ST. JOSEPH PARISH:
For Catholic parties, you will need to request a baptismal certificate from your church of baptism dated within six months of your marriage. YOU MUST BRING THIS BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE WITH YOU WHEN YOU HAVE YOUR INTERVIEW WITH THE PASTOR.
Statement of Freedom to Marry form will be filled out with the presiding priest or pastor with the bride and groom and witnesses for both parties. (This Statement of two witnesses for the bride and two for the groom is testifying to the couple’s freedom to marry and is normally done with parents, or someone that has know the couple for an acceptable length of time.)
Sign up for marriage preparation classes by contacting Christian Spencer at 503-581-1623 extention 240 or via email at email@example.com