Steps to Marry in the Archdiocese of Chicago
These are the steps to follow to meet the requirements for Catholic marriage preparation in the Archdiocese of Chicago. more>>

Marriage Preparation Classes
Register for a marriage preparation class. more>>

Premarital Inventory
Good marriage prep begins with a premarital inventory. Choose The Catholic Couple Check Up or FOCCUS. Either fulfills the premarital inventory requirement for the Archdiocese of Chicago. more>>

Natural Family Planning
Learn about the natural, healthy, and morally acceptable methods of family planning consistent with Church teaching to help couples space, achieve, or avoid pregnancy. more>>

Saying I do...What happens at a Catholic Wedding
This video introduces viewers to the Rite of Marriage and answers frequently asked questions about Catholic marriage.

Frequently asked questions about planning for a Catholic Wedding


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