"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:

  1. An initial meeting with Fr. Steve, the pastor. At that meeting you will be given the Wedding Manual.
  2. Meet with a Sponsor Couple for 5-7 sessions, which includes 2 sessions filling out the FOCUS inventory.
  3. Attend 4 "WE CARE" Communications Classes. Upon completion, send the certificate to Fr. Steve.
  4. Attend 4 Catholic Information Classes, which will be held at various Lansing parishes.
  5. Attend 3 Natural Family Planning sessions (1 per month for 3 months).
  6. Engaged couples should contact the church where they were baptized and ask them to send a copy of their baptismal certificates to Resurrection Catholic Church.

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.

Contact Information

If you are interested in marriage preparation, please call the Parish Office at (517) 482-4749, or schedule a meeting with Fr. Steve here.  For more information, please send a message to Fr. Steve using the link below.

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TUES | 6:30pm

WED–FRI | 8:15am

SAT | 8:15am

SUN | 9:00am, 11:00am, 5:00pm


FRI | 9:00am – 8:00pm
Benediction at 8:00pm


TUES | 7:00-8:00pm

WED–THURS | 7:45-8:05am

FRI | 7:45–8:05am,

SAT | 9:00–10:00am

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1505 E. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI 48912


1514 E. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 482-4749 (main)
(517) 253-0965 (fax)
MON-THURS | 8:00am-Noon, 
FRI | 8:00am-1:00pm


1521 E. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 487–0439

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