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Engaged Couples

Congratulations on beginning your journey toward a sacramental marriage! And welcome to the marriage preparation program offered by the Diocese of Saint Cloud. 

The journey of a Christ-centered marriage nurtures and strengthens husbands and wives in their love for each other and God. This preparation will challenge you to grow in your relationship, spirituality and faith.You will take home with you skills so you can begin your marriage with the tools that will make a faithful, lifelong commitment possible.

Preparation content includes discussion about: Our Journey with God, Handling Conflict, Problem Solving, Finances, Forgiveness, Sexuality, Forgiveness, Natural Family Planning & Commitment.

 Held at:

Church of St. Peter
930 N 31st Avenue North
St. Cloud, MN

The Saturday schedule is 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The doors open at 7:30 AM to check in, get your materials, drop off your food shelf items, grab a snack and find a seat. The $175 fee includes refreshments, Saturday noon meal and materials. Mass is included in the day, and it will fulfill our Sunday obligation.

Register early!  Weekends are limited to 30 couples per date.

2020 Engaged Couples Retreat Dates

St. Cloud location – only (price $175)

  • September 12, 2020
  • October 24, 2020
  • December 5, 2020

St. Cloud location — click here to register for an Engaged Couples Retreat

2021 Engaged Couples Retreat Dates

St. Cloud location – only

  • January 9, 2021
  • February 6, 2021
  • April 17, 2021
  • May 15, 2021

St. Cloud location — click here to register for an Engaged Couples Retreat

Second Marriage Engaged Couples Retreat Dates

The Second Marriage Engaged Couples Retreat is for couples preparing to marry after the death of a spouse or an annulment. Marriage preparation must be completed at least three months before the date of the wedding celebration. It is recommended you complete the course well in advance (six months or more). Many couples take the course one year before their wedding.

The Second Marriage Retreat schedule:  Saturday, 8:00 AM to 5 PM.  The $175 fee includes refreshments, noon meal and materials.

Held at:

Pastoral Center
305 7th Avenue N
St. Cloud, MN

Click here for map and directions to Pastoral Center

October 10, 2020
March 27, 2021

St. Cloud only: Click here to Register for an Engaged Couples Retreat

Spanish Speaking Marriage Preparation Dates


Pastoral Center, St. Cloud location – only

The Spanish Speaking Marriage Preparation schedule:  Saturday, 8:00 AM to 5 PM.  The $110 fee includes refreshments, noon meal and materials.

Noviembre 14, 2020
Marzo 20, 2021

Click here to PRINT Hispanic Marriage Preparation Course Registration form

Haga clic aquí para IMPRIMIR un Formulario de Inscripción al Curso de Preparación para el Matrimonio Hispano

 

St. Cloud only: Click here to Register for an Engaged Couples Retreat

 

Additional Approved Marriage Courses Outside St. Cloud

 

Marriage Preparation Resources


 

NOTE:  The Marriage Course fulfills only one of the requirements in our Diocesan Marriage Preparation Policy.  Be sure to check with your parish about completing the Fully Engaged premarital inventory.

 

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