The Office of Marriage, Family and Life offers a marriage preparation program for engaged couples. In order to help you prepare to live out your God-given vocation as husband and wife, you and your future spouse are invited to attend Living God’s Love: The Sacrament of Marriage, a marriage preparation program serving the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and surrounding dioceses.

Offered in a weekend format, Living God’s Love is structured to help engaged couples reflect on the beauty and richness of the Church’s teachings on marriage and the family. Couples receive presentations by priests, educators, physicians and married couples that share the beauty of the Church’s teaching about the vocation of marriage as a call to holiness and a gift of self.

Schedule and Registration

The Archdiocese offers the weekend program most months of the year (no program offered in October or December).

Register online for any of the dates listed below. Cost is $195 per couple for the online retreat and $250 per couple for the in-person retreat. (See the important note below from the Office of Marriage, Family and Life.)

2020 Schedule

NOTE: We have made the difficult decision to move our Living God’s Love marriage prep program online until we can meet publicly in sufficient numbers to make in-person retreats plausible. Couples wishing to take the June program online can register until June 18. The cost of the retreat will be reduced to $195. This reflects the difference in the cost of online vs in-person expenses. We will be issuing partial refunds to those who have already registered and paid the full price. We will return to in-person retreats as soon as possible.

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