Congratulations on your engagement!
Here you will find what you need to begin your preparation. Your first step after you are engaged is to contact your local parish priest or deacon, who will work with you on preparing for your marriage and setting a date. Please allow yourselves at least six months to prepare.
If you are an engaged couple who live out of Vermont, you will need to speak to your priest or deacon where you live. If you have questions please contact Terri McCormack, Marriage and Family Life Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 658-6110, ext 1451
Marriage Preparation – Pre Cana Checklist:
1. Initial meeting with pastor
preliminary paperwork and discuss paperwork needed
2. Life Skills Marriage Preparation
(choose A, B, or C)
A. Witness to Love – Parish Mentor Couple Ministry (where available) – The Pastor or Marriage Prep Coordinator will assist in how to choose your parish Mentor Couple who will walk with you through your Marriage Preparation
B. Witness to Love – Virtual Mentor
The Pastor or Marriage Coordinator will assist in the use of life skills lessons using the Be More virtual retreat and information from the Fully Engaged Survey
– Online Mentor Couple
3. Natural Family Planning Instruction
(choose A or B)
4. Diocesan Sacramental Marriage Preparation Retreat
5. Final meeting with pastor
6. Post-Cana Marriage Enrichment
Newlyweds and Mentor Couple from Parish
Marriage Preparation Checklist– download
Wedding Feast at Cana
Jesus transforms water into wine – his first miracle.
Diocesan Marriage Preparation Retreat Day
In-Person Retreats for 2022
Saturday, February 26
Christ the King, Rutland
Saturday, April 30
St. John Vianney, So. Burlington
Both retreats are from 10am – 2pm
Please contact Terri McCormack at email@example.com to register and videos to watch prior to attending.
Couples attending are asked to have:
completed survey with Priest/Deacon preparing them
completed or are half completed the Marriage Preparation (Online or with Mentor Couple)
completed or are half completed the NFP
viewed and discussed together recommended videos prior to the Retreat Day.
For future retreats please contact:
Terri McCormack, Marriage and Family Life Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org