Congratulations on your engagement! Thank you for your interest in a Marriage Preparation Program sponsored by the Diocese of Palm Beach. This program provides couples contemplating marriage the opportunity to reflect on the meaning of marriage and on the influence that spirituality, communication, finances, sexuality and parenthood will have on their marriage. This program incorporates Saint John Paul II's revolutionary insights found in his Theology of the Body teachings and helps couples fully embrace God's glorious plan for their marriage.  
 

Comments from recent attendees: 
 

"[The Class] helps ground us in what marriage really encompasses and opens discussion about crucial topics between the couple."
 

“This class has really put things into perspective and really energizes my faith to be a better Catholic.”

The discussion of prayer in our marriage was the most helpful and opened a door that my future wife and I will be able to do for the rest of our lives.”

“We have been married civilly for a year and we have found a whole new approach to marriage moving forward.”

 

Please select your preferred date from the program schedule and complete the registration below.  A confirmation email will be sent when your registration is confirmed.  If you have any questions, please call 561-775-9557.

Please note:  If either of you have been married before, whether in the church or civilly, please select from the programs indicated by an asterisk (*). These programs will include special breakout sessions to help you address issues specific to re-marriage such as blending families, financial challenges, etc. Please contact the Office of Marriage & Family Life at 561-775-9557 if you need further information and guidance for the appropriate workshop.

A Certificate of Attendance will be provided to you at the close of the program.

 

For marriage preparation program in Spanish, click here

 

2017 Marriage Preparation Program Schedule ~ English (Printable Version)             

Cost for program is $90 per couple, payable by cash or check on the day of the program. If you have a financial hardship, please call the Office of Marriage & Family Life for special consideration. 
 

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM DATE OR SOONER IF CAPACITY IS REACHED. REGISTER EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.

Please note: If neither of you reside within the boundaries of the Diocese of Palm Beach and you are planning to be married at a Church in another Diocese, please call the Office of Marriage & Family Life at 561-775-9557 before attempting to register for a program.  A surcharge of $25 will be assessed for additional processing and documentation. 

Please complete Registration form below:   

Date

Church

City

Availability

March 11 St. Joan of Arc* Boca Raton Registration Closed
April 29 St. Jude* Tequesta Space Available                                            *Includes special breakout session for couples entering re-marriage
May 20 St. Jude* Tequesta Space Available                                            *Includes special breakout session for couples entering re-marriage
June 10 St. Joan of Arc* Boca Raton Space Available                                            *Includes special breakout session for couples entering re-marriage
June 24 St. Helen Vero Beach Space Available
August 5 St. Jude* Tequesta Space Available                                            *Includes special breakout session for couples entering re-marriage
September 9 St. Helen Vero Beach Space Available
September 9 St. Jude* Boca Raton Space Available                                            *Includes special breakout session for couples entering re-marriage
October 14 St. Lucie* Port St. Lucie Space Available                                            *Includes special breakout session for couples entering re-marriage
November 11 St. Joan of Arc* Boca Raton Space Available                                            *Includes special breakout session for couples entering re-marriage

 

Please note:  If neither of you reside within the boundaries of the Diocese of Palm Beach and you are planning to be married at a Church in another Diocese, please call the Office of Marriage & Family Life at 561-775-9557 before attempting to register for a program.  A surcharge of $25 will be assessed for additional processing and documentation.

Marriage Preparation Program Registration Form:
Diocese of Palm Beach
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*Groom is preparing for a: :
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