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

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.

  • February 7, St. Patrick, Chesterton
  • March 13, Sacred Heart, La Porte
  • March 20, St. Francis Xavier, Lake Station - Spanish
  • April 24, St. Joseph, Hammond
  • May 1, St. Joseph the Worker, Gary - Spanish
  • 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

  • February 8, St. Patrick, Chesterton
  • March 14, Sacred Heart, La Porte
  • March 21, St. Francis Xavier, Lake Station - Spanish
  • April 25, St. Joseph, Hammond
  • May 2, St. Joseph the Worker, Gary - Spanish
  • 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

Live NFP classes are held at the diocesan Pastoral Center                                                  9292 Broadway                                              Merrillville, IN

New classes start on the 3rd Monday of each month beginning at 6:30 pm. To register go to:     www.ccli.org

Online or virtual NFP classes are available at:

  • www.ccli.org
  • https://billings.life/en/
  • www.fertilitycare.org
The Catholic Church offering you and your future spouse the formation, insights and skills needed to build a solid foundation for marriage in Christ!

Contact

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