You have decided to marry and commit yourselves to a lifetime of mutual love, learning, and discover. The choice for marriage involves more than selecting a caterer and finding the perfect wedding dress.
Marriage is a life-changing, serious commitment that dedicates two people to a lifetime of serving one another. Marriage is a relationship that involves spouses making a complete gift of one another every day.
The sacrament of Marriage is a relationship modeled on Christ's love for the Church. Jesus therefore calls spouses to have a marriage filled with a love that is always free, total, faithful, and fruitful. The sacrament of Marriage gives spouses the grace to reflect the love of Jesus Christ to the entire world.
Before doing anything else, your first step should be to contact the church where you wish to be married and schedule your wedding date. For weddings at St. Cecilia Parish, contact Bob Kellison at (513) 871-5757 ext. 208. For weddings at St. Anthony Parish, contact Becky Blanton at (513) 271-0920 ext. 10. For weddings at St. Margaret-St. John Parish, contact Mary Mathers at (513) 271-0856.
After calling your parish contact and scheduling your wedding date, you should then review our marriage preparation process below. After you have reviewed the marriage preparation process/classes, please contact Marta Misleh, (513) 871-5757 ext. 207 ~ email@example.com, to schedule your first meeting with the priest who is marrying you. She will also be available to answer any questions you may have about the marriage preparation process/classes that you will need to take.
Marriage Preparation for the Eastside Pastoral Region (St. Anthony, St. Cecilia, St. Margaret-St. John) includes the following classes/retreats.
1.) FOCCUS Pre-Marriage Inventory - (Set up when you call Marta Misleh)
2.) Engaged Encounter Weekend ~http://covingtonengagedencounter.org/index.php/register-now
3.) Natural Family Planning Classes - (Series of 3 classes, 1 per month) ~ www.ccli.org
It is important to promptly register for the Engaged Encounter Weekend and the Natural Family Planning Classes so that you not fall behind on your preparation requirements. These classes/weekends fill up quickly. Do not wait. You will need to provide a certificate from each of the classes/weekends to satisfy your marriage preparation requirements.
For more information, please contact Marta Misleh at (513) 871-5757 ext. 207, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Links for general knowledge:
What you need to know about having your wedding at St. Cecilia. (PDF)
What you need to know about having your wedding at St. Anthony. (PDF)