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Congratulations on your engagement! The Church rejoices with you as you approach the vocation of marriage. The diocesan marriage preparation process (the six steps outlined below) will provide you with the spiritual resources and practical tools you need in order to have a truly joy-filled marriage, not only as newlyweds, but for a lifetime.

6 Steps to a Rewarding Marriage
Preparation Experience: Click here to download brochure

  1. Meet with your priest or deacon
  2. Marriage preparation “inventory”
  3. Educational Component (For options see below)
  4. Natural Family Planning
  5. Sacrament of Reconciliation
  6. Final Meeting with your priest or deacon

Educational Component Options:

Option 1 –  Diocesan Joy-Filled Marriage Prep Program (Pre-Cana) -- $175

Option 2 –  Diocesan Remarriage Program -- $175
Option 3 – Catholic Engaged Encounter Weekend Program -- $225
Option 4 – Parish based Marriage Preparation (Contact your parish.)
Option 5 – Spanish Pre-Cana

Additional Option – Diocese of Toledo 2 Day Program ($165)

Please contact the Marriage & Family Life Office 
at 614/241-2560 or

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus 197 E. Gay Street Columbus, OH 43215

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