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 Parish@SacredHeartPrescott.com.
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.
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.