Congratulations! Come see Father Brian as soon as you can after getting engaged. The Archdiocese requires a minimum eight-month preparation period before the wedding. The marriage prep process is designed not just for a beautiful wedding day, but to build the type of marriage that will last till death do us part.
The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament. – CCC 1601
The sacrament of marriage is one that brings great blessings to the couple, to their family and friends, and the Church as a whole. Our Lady of Lourdes parish strives to prepare couples for not only their wedding day, but for a lifetime of grace filled blessings in the relationship that will help lead them to eternal salvation.