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Holy Matrimony


Planning to embark on the beautiful sacrament of marriage? At St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, we are here to support and guide you on this sacred journey of love and commitment. Here's a glimpse of the marriage preparation process:

1. Timing Matters:
   - Call the Parish Office: Reach out at least six months before your potential wedding date. 
   - Face-to-Face Interview: Have a meaningful conversation as a couple with your priest.

2. Pre-Marriage Inventories:
   - Participate in pre-marriage inventories to assess the strengths and areas of growth in your relationship.
   - FOCCUS Inventory: (Facilitating Open Couple Communication, Understanding & Study) is utilized to provide valuable insights for discussion.
   - The goal is not to determine eligibility but to enhance communication and understanding.

3. Formal Marriage Preparation Program:
   - Complete a formal marriage preparation program, a crucial step in understanding the sacrament and building a strong foundation.
   - Explore valuable resources such as FOCCUS to support your journey.

Marriage is a sacred union, and the preparation process is designed to enrich and deepen the commitment between couples. If you have any questions or need further information, don't hesitate to connect with the Parish Office at 417-887-6472. May your union be blessed with love, understanding, and joy!