Engagement & Marriage Preparation
“I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.” - from Catholic wedding vows
Congratulations! It is our hope and prayer that through your journey of preparation, you will discover God’s plan for your marriage and acquire the truths, virtues, and graces that you will need to live out your new vocation.
We know you might have questions - and that's ok! Odds are, lots of people have asked those same questions. Check out some common FAQ's HERE.
First of all, pray and discern if you are ready for this life-long decision to share life together. It's recommended to take a full 9 months to prepare for your marriage, as research shows this increases your chance for a life-long marriage.
Next, delay reserving places for receptions/dinners until you have contacted a parish priest to discuss your engagement and wedding. Not all dates at the church may be available due to parish events or other conflicts.
Steps in the Marriage Preparation process
Email: Deacon Kevin Welch
Phone: (503) 636-7687
BEFORE your initial meeting with the priest or deacon, please complete and email the Marriage Prep Info Sheet: