Engaged parishioners in the Diocese of Arlington must initiate marriage preparation with their parish priest at least SIX MONTHS prior to the intended wedding date. Please see Policies below for full details. Engaged couples are required to attend a Pre-Cana conference.
Policies for Marriage Preparation in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington.
Diocesan Conference for the Engaged
Two separate programs: One is a single Saturday conference in Vienna, VA; The other takes place over three consecutive Thursdays in Woodbridge, VA.
Catholic Engaged Encounter Friday evening through Sunday conference in Herndon, VA.
Three to Get Married
Thursday evening plus Friday evening through Sunday retreat in Bethesda, MD.
Natural Family Planning (NFP) Methods & Resources
Marriage Enrichment Programs & Resources
Are You Ready to Get Married?
Cohabitation & the Catholic Church
Planning the Wedding Ceremony
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