"Because Christian marriage is a sacrament, the Catholic Church wants couples to be well-prepared. Dioceses and parishes offer marriage preparation to help couples develop a better understanding of the sacrament; to evaluate and deepen their readiness to live married life; and to gain insights into themselves as individuals and as a couple." (USCCB Guidelines on Marriage Preparation)
Congratulations on becoming engaged! This is such a wonderful and exhilarating period in your life and we are delighted for you! The sacrament of matrimony is incredibly powerful and has the effect of forever joining you together in an unbreakable bond of love. Your marriage will also be a daily witness of God’s love in our parish and our world. At the Church of the Resurrection, we are eager to help you prepare for your future life as a spouse and parent, so please contact us as soon as possible so that we can help you to approach the sacrament in a good way and provide everything you need to fulfill all that the Church expects of you as a couple.
PLEASE NOTE: Arrangements should begin at least nine months before the wedding.
During those months here is what you can expect:
Six months prior to the wedding, you will begin the practical arrangements for the wedding itself, such a arranging and choosing music for the service, deciding on which scripture passages will be read, drawing up the Prayers of the Faithful, and so on.
A follow up meeting will be arranged with the sponsor couple about 6 months after the wedding.
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Church: 1505 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48912
Office: 1514 E Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48912
School: 1521 E Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48912