Congratulations on your engagement! The Church rejoices that you have decided to give yourselves to each other in a loving, life-long commitment and to enrich the Church and the world through your marriage and family. As you and your fiancé prepare for marriage, Sacred Heart Parish and the Diocese of Phoenix are committed to helping you as a couple build a “firm foundation” for your future marriage.  We hope that the Diocesan marriage preparation program will be an opportunity for God to renew and grow your relationship.

In order to build a firm foundation for your relationship, marriage preparation in the Diocese of Phoenix begins at least nine months prior to your wedding. You begin the process by talking with your local pastor here at Sacred Heart who will help guide you through the process. 

To make arrangements for your marriage preparation at Sacred Heart Parish, please call the Church office at (928) 445-3141 or email

You will need a recent copy of your Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation certificates, where applicable. Please contact the parishes where you received these sacraments and request a recent copy. You original Baptism certificate cannot be used.

Click here to read The Seven Steps to a Rewarding Marriage Experience from the Diocese of Phoenix

After meeting with a parish priest, you will continue the marriage preparation process by visiting our Covenant of Love website to learn more and register for our Diocesan marriage preparation courses.

Click here for information and classes in the Diocese on NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING

NFP is about effective and healthy family planning that respects Catholic teaching. Classes are open to: Married Couples and Engaged Couples in Marriage Prep. Make your marriage more than it is, and all that it can be! We are blessed to have NFP instructors Bob & Judy Carlisi, parishioners, here at Sacred Heart:

Dear Couples,

To see upcoming dates for the NFP training here at Sacred Heart Church in Prescott, please click through to the Diocesan Office of NFP webpage.

Choose the facility of "Prescott - Sacred Heart Prescott" on the left and click search

Look for Course type: Sympto Thermal Method class Series and Method: ST

Click the  "register for course" button. Fee is $130.00 per couple.

Online classes are $135-$155 per couple (click link on middle of course page).

Please see this website for more details and to read some excellent articles. 

Many Blessing on your marriage preparation,

Dr. Bob and Judy Carlisi, 928-717-2735

Please contact our parish office about classes offered here at Sacred Heart: (928) 445-3141 or email