Marriage Preparation

Congratulations on your engagement and on your decision to create a sacramental marriage in the Catholic Church. The Church has developed programs and processes designed to lead you in a prayerful journey of discernment during this time. All sacramental preparation starts with the local parish. Please contact your pastor so that he or his designate can assist you with gathering the necessary papers. This is standard for all couples including those getting married outside the diocese. Please plan on 3-6 months of preparation time.

Couples attending one of our approved marriage prep programs can now receive a $20 discount on their marriage licenses if they apply on line. Couples should contact their priest/deacon so he can follow the instructions provided by the Family Life Office.  Proof of completion of the program must be given.  The marriage prep program must be completed not more than one year before but at least 14 days before the marriage license is issued.  

Catholic Engaged Encounter

You can register for a Catholic Engaged Encounter weekend by going to their website

  • 2020 Dates
  • February 1-2
  • March 28-29
  • May 16-17
  • August 8-9
  • November 7-8

Feeling a little hesitant?

Enjoy this short YouTube video on Catholic Engaged Encounter.

Natural Family Planning

Register for Family Planning event. (Note:  Ogden site is limited.  You may have to register for another date or the Draper site.)

Natural Family Planning, St. John the Baptist, Draper
11-23-2019 10:00 am
Natural Family Planning, St. John the Baptist, Draper
01-11-2020 10:00 am
Natural Family Planning, Holy Family, Ogden
02-15-2020 10:00 am
Natural Family Planning, St. John the Baptist, Draper
03-14-2020 10:00 am
Natural Family Planning, Holy Family, Ogden
04-25-2020 10:00 am
Natural Family Planning, St. John the Baptist, Draper
05-09-2020 10:00 am
Natural Family Planning, Holy Family, Ogden
06-13-2020 10:00 am
Natural Family Planning, St. John the Baptist, Draper
08-01-2020 10:00 am
Natural Family Planning, Holy Family, Ogden
10-17-2020 10:00 am
Natural Family Planning, St. John the Baptist, Draper
12-05-2020 10:00 am