Diocese of Gary Marriage Preparation 

Preparation for the Sacrament of Matrimony
  • Meet with your pastor
  • Complete a pre-marital inventory (such as the FOCCUS) and discuss the results with your pastor or deacon
  • Attend both Marriage Preparation classes: Called to the Wedding Feast and Living a Joy-filled Marriage
  • Complete a full course of Natural Family Planning (typically takes 2-3 months to complete)

Schedule for 2020

Please be aware that due to the COV-19 situation, classes may need to be moved online.

You will be informed as to whether your class will be live or online a few weeks before the class starts.

 

Living a Joy-filled Marriage Class:  This class includes the life skills of living the virtues while communicating, resolving conflict, and managing resources.

All Living a Joy-filled Marriage classes are on Fridays, from 6 - 9 pm.

  • June 26, St. Paul, Valparaiso
  • August 28, St. Mary, Otis
  • September 11, St Francis Xavier, Lake Statrion - Spanish
  • October 9, St. Joseph the Worker, Gary - Spanish
  • October 16, St. Joseph, Hammond

Called to the Wedding Feast Class:   This class includes Catholic teaching on the Sacrament of Marriage, Theology of the Body, Introduction to Natural Family Planning, and Family Prayer. 

All Called to the Wedding Feast classes are on Saturdays from 9 am - 4 pm

  • June 27, St. Paul, Valparaiso
  • August 29, St. Mary, Otis
  • September 12, St Francis Xavier, Lake Statrion - Spanish
  • October 10, St. Joseph the Worker, Gary - Spanish
  • October 17, St. Joseph, Hammond

Natural Family Planning classes

Online or virtual NFP classes are available at:

The Catholic Church offering you and your future spouse the formation, insights and skills needed to build a solid foundation for marriage in Christ!

Please be aware that due to the COV-19 situation, classes may need to be moved online.

You will be informed as to whether your class will be live or online a few weeks before classes start.

 

 

Contact

Rosanne Kouris
Diocese of Gary 
219-769-9292 Ex. 259 
rkouris@dcgary.org