You are engaged to be married and, desiring the blessing of God on your union, have approached the Church to witness and seal your vows to each other. The Church stands ready to assist you as you embark upon what is perhaps the most important decision and commitment of your life.
If you are interested in getting married in our church, please contact the Parish Office at (201) 438-2200 to speak with a member of our parish staff about setting up a meeting with a priest or deacon.
“God’s Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage” is designed to help engaged couples understand and embrace a Catholic vision of married love. The God’s Plan session provides a full catechesis of the Church’s teaching, in an uplifting manner that resonates within the human heart. Based on Pope John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body”, this session is intended to enhance a key component of marriage preparation: catechesis in the theology of marriage and the gift of human sexuality. The registration fee is $100 per couple. Certificate is issued.
The Marriage Preparation Session (i.e. Pre-Cana) offers practical insights and assistance in building a successful marriage. Topics covered include: Communication, Conflict Resolution, Family of Origin, Finances and more. The registration fee is $100 per couple. Certificate is issued.
Natural Family Planning (NFP) is an umbrella term for the natural, healthy, morally acceptable methods of family planning recommended by the Catholic Church to help couples space, achieve, or avoid pregnancy. These methods, also called Fertility Awareness methods, are based on the observation of the naturally occurring signs of the fertile and infertile phase of a woman’s menstrual cycle. The women’s body provides certain signs and symptoms which tell her when she can conceive or not conceive a child. The main signs are: changes in the cervix, cervical mucus and resting body temperature. Couples can learn to observe, record, and interpret these signs with a high degree of accuracy.
This can also be taken at any time in a couples’ marital journey.
Currently, there are distance learning methods approved by the USCCB that can be found here: NFP Distance Learning
Please note, if you choose to use one of these methods, you would register and pay directly with the organization you choose.