Whether you are an engaged couple or a marriage minister, the following resources provide additional support for the marriage preparation process in the Diocese of Saint Cloud.



Catholic Church’s Teaching on the Barrier Methods of Contraception

Catholic Church’s Teaching on Sexuality

Seven Reasons Why Living Together Before Marriage is Not a Good Idea




Ecumenical Guidelines for Catholics Marrying Other Christians

Marriage Preparation Policy

Minnesota Premarital Education Bill  Espanol

Things to do Before “I Do”


The below video was created by the USCCB.  It walks you through the Rite of Marriage, whether you’re marrying another Catholic, a baptized person who is not Catholic, or someone who is not baptized. It also answers several FAQs about Catholic weddings. Ideal for engaged couples, their families and anyone who is involved in Catholic marriage preparation.



Pope Francis: List of tips to make a marriage work