2018 Marriage Preparation Workshops

To: Pastors, Priests, Deacons and Parish Administrators
From: Daniel West, Marriage, Family, and Pastoral Care Ministry; Office of Formation and Discipleship

The “Joy-Filled Marriage” preparation hosted by the archdiocese continues as a two-Saturday program. The first Saturday focuses on life skills while the second Saturday is the actual sacramental preparation.

“Love Again: Life Skills for Remarriage” continues to be held quarterly to offer life skills for couples who are marrying after a previous marriage. These include couples where one or both of the partners experienced an annulment, being widowed, civil marriage or anticipate blending families. “Life Skills for Remarriage” combined with the second Saturday focused on sacramental preparation completes the marriage preparation process for these couples.

All couples receive a certificate of completion at the end of the second Saturday. Please see the attached flyer including registration information and all program dates for 2018.

All marriage prep workshops run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Chancery, 2401 Lake Park Drive SE, Smyrna GA 30080. The total cost for the “Joy-Filled Marriage” and “Life Skills for Remarriage” preparation is $160.00 per couple (each Saturday is $80). Registration is available online.

Understanding some couples may need more flexibility than two Saturdays, a more flexible option to consider is www.catholicmarriageprep.com.

For more information, please email dwest@archatl.com or call 404-920-7631.