Other Marriage Preparation Class Options
"Love for Life"
For couples who are unable to attend our marriage preparation classes, "Love for Life" is the weekend marriage preparation program sponsored by the Diocese of Phoenix's Marriage and Respect Life Office. Engaged couples listen to presentations and insights from married couples on a variety of different topics. Registration is first come, first served. You can visit the Marriage and Family Life Office's Web site for more information.
"A Marriage Seminar for Engaged Couples"
Especially useful for couples in which one partner lives in another state, this seminar meets on one Saturday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The seminar is held at Church of the Resurrection (Tempe) and is offered once a month. For more information, contact Richard Bergkessel at 480-839-9524.
“Catholic Engaged Encounter”
For couples who are unable to attend our marriage preparation classes, this group offers an over-night weekend retreat for engaged couples. For information, visit the Arizona Catholic Engaged Encounter website.
Remarrying Couples Seminar
This seminar is designed as a marriage preparation program for couples in which at least one individual had a previous marriage that ended in death or divorce. You can visit the Marriage and Family Life Office's website for more information.
St. Anne's Convalidation ClassThis is an all-day class for couples who are already legally married and are seeking to have their union validated by the Church. It is also appropriate for adults who have been cohabiting for a significant length of time. For more information, please call Jean Estes Gonzales, Marriage Preparation Minister at St. Anne's (Gilbert), at 480-892-4970.
"A Marriage in the Lord"
For couples unable to attend our weekend marriage preparation classes, this seminar meets on one Saturday from 8:30-5:30. Couples interested in this program must meet the following requirements:
- Neither individual may have been married before, either in the Church or by civil law.
- There must be at least 3 months between your attendance at this program and your wedding date.
- You must have already completed your FOCCUS inventory and have met with your sponsor couple or a member of the marriage ministry team.
You can learn more about this workshop at the Franciscan Renewal Center website or by calling the Franciscan Renewal Center at 480-948-7460.