Marriage Preparation Guidlines



The Committee on Marriage and Family is responsible, as a standing committee, to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. It relates mainly to Catholic dioceses, parishes, schools, institutions, associations and groups.

U.S. Norms for Marriage Preparation 

The National Conference of Catholic Bishops, in accord with the prescriptions of canon 1067 and with due regard for canon 1068, hereby decrees that the following norms shall be observed in preparation of a couple for marriage: (third paragraph) 

St. John's Marriage Preparation Guidelines

A marriage planning sheet is available to assist you to make the financial decisions regarding your ceremony.