Marriage Preparation Course

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, Married Love, Sexuality, Forgiveness, Natural Family Planning & Commitment.

 The Marriage Course is held at the

Pastoral Center
305 7th Avenue North
St. Cloud   MN       (West of Cathedral High School)

Click here for map and directions to Pastoral Center

The weekend schedule:  Saturday, 9:00 AM to 6 PM and Sunday, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  The $175 fee includes refreshments, Saturday noon meal and materials.

Register early!  Weekends are limited to 35 couples per date.

2016 Marriage Course Dates

Pastoral Center, St. Cloud location – only (price $160)

December 3 &4  (Closed)

2017 Marriage Course Dates

Pastoral Center, St. Cloud location – only (price $175)

January 14 – 15

February 18-19 (Closed)

March 18 – 19 (Closed)

April 1-2  (Closed)

May 20 – 21

June 3-4

September 16 – 17

October 28 – 29

December 2-3

Second Marriage Course Dates

(St. Cloud location only)

The Second Marriage Preparation Course 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.


March 11, 2017      ($175)

October 14, 2017   ($175)

Click Here to Register for a Marriage or a Second Marriage Course

Additional Approved Marriage Courses Outside St. Cloud

Marriage Preparation Resources

Download the 2017 Marriage Course Postcard


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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