Marriage Preparation Schedules
Preparing for the VOCATION OF MARRIAGE
Our warmest congratulations on your engagement! The love that you share with one another has brought you to this time of discernment a time of prayer, a time of discovery, and a time to determine whether God is calling you to the lifelong vocation of marriage.
These programs fulfill part of the requirements for marriage preparation that each engaged couple is required to complete before their wedding.
Though they may vary in length, cost, and format, the program content is consistent with the expectations of the Bishops of Wisconsin.
Your pastor, pastoral associate, or deacon can best direct you in your planning.
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Marriage Preparation Schedule
|~ Arcadia Deanery ~
Sts Peter & Paul, Independence
September 12-13, 2014
January 9-10, 2015
September 11-12, 2015
January 8-9, 2016
~ Mauston - Sparta Deanery ~
St. Patrick’s Church, Mauston
Wanda Thorson (608) 372-0825
St. Mary’s Church, Tomah
July 12, 2014
~ Wausau Deanery ~
Diane Borchardt 715-574-7678
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April 25-26, 2014
August 1-2, 2014
Nov 14-15, 2014
Natural Family Planning
Knowledge of Natural Family Planning (NFP) is an integral component of your preparation for marriage. Your pastor, pastoral associate, or deacon can provide you with the dates of the NFP classes that are being offered in your area.
You may also contact the program coordinators directly at 1-800-255-6226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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"Each of us is called by God to love - to make a gift of ourselves to God and others. This is the fundamental vocation of every human being. Your specific call appears to be the married state where you will daily seek "to will the good of another."
(Catechism of the Catholic Church #1766)
To live a lifetime together with another human being is a great challenge and requires an abundance of God’s grace through the sacrament of marriage. Ultimately it is your responsibility to assist your future spouse in knowing, loving and serving God so that you may share eternity together.
It is our hope that your experience of preparing for this sacred vocation of marriage will strengthen your love and understanding of one another. May God bless you throughout this process and may you experience a lifetime of happiness together.