Congratulations on your engagement!
Your journey together began when you met, but will only continue to grow with strength in the sacredness of your marriage vows. Are you both entering freely, faithfully, and totally into the marital relationship? This is God’s Desire for your marriage and your marriage preparation will help you grow your relationship.
Getting Married in Vermont – download this Brochure for Marriage Prep
Where do we start?
Contact the pastor at the parish where you wish to be married. Do this before you set any wedding date!
How long do we need to prepare?
Allow yourselves 6-8 months as you will be meeting with the pastor, working on your relationship skills, discovering the beauty of the theology or teachings of marriage in the Catholic faith, and completing paperwork with your pastor.
What is Natural Family Planning and why do we have to take it?
Briefly, you will both learn the value of shared responsibility of marital sexuality that is natural, effective, healthy, and consistent with God’s plan for life, love, and marriage.
Click here for Vermont NFP Instructors
What do we need to do to prepare?
Take time for each other and talk about your relationship after the wedding. What do you each desire your life to be like?
Read more information here Marriage Preparation Checklist 2022
What if we do not live in Vermont, but want to have our wedding here?
You will need to work with the pastor of the parish in the state you live in, and prepare for your marriage there. You will also need to contact the pastor in the parish in Vermont where you wish to marry. Please be sure to contact each pastor prior to finalizing your “venue” plans.
What if we still have questions?
Please ask your pastor or marriage preparation coordinator at your parish. You can also contact Terri McCormack at (802) 658-6110, Ext. 1451 or email@example.com
Wedding Feast at Cana
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Diocesan Marriage Preparation Retreat
Saturday, March 11, 2023
Please contact Terri McCormack to register or for more information.
For future retreats please contact:
Terri McCormack, Marriage and Family Life Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
What if there is no Retreat listed or we can not attend?
You can make arrangements with the Marriage and Family Life Coordinator at email@example.com
Marriage Preparation Resources
- U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Marriage Preparation Resources
- “For Your Marriage” news and blogs (an initiative of the USCCB)
- Liturgy planning resources
- U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops NFP Resources
- Find an NFP class
- Books and brochures
“How to live a good marriage? United in the Lord, who always renews our love and strengthens it to overcome every difficulty.” —Pope Francis