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MARRIAGE FORMATION

​“The new marriage formation program has made an incredible difference for our couples at the Cathedral. We reach the couple exactly where they are at, as individuals, and catechize not only the engaged but the mentors as well. I have watched, again and again, realization, trust, and conversion. It truly meets the needs of today’s engaged couples!”

—Jodi Todd, Marriage Formation Coordinator, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

“This program has brought us closer to our faith and we have started attending Church every Sunday and praying together.”

—Luke & Katy, Engaged Couple

“Marriage has, in a sense, been something I feared simply because I know how sacred and important it really is. And unfortunately in today’s society there are many temptations; and one can easily get pulled down a negative path. However, because of the Three to Get Married formation program, we have a better idea and understanding of how together, as a couple, and together with Christ, any and all marital obstacles can be overcome.”

—Crystal and Christian, Engaged Couple

“The Three to Get Married retreat has been a transformative moment in the history of our diocese. I have seen couples with a sincere heart and well-formed conscience come to the altar countless times with a deep and profound recognition that they are embarking on the greatest service of their life. I cannot recommend this process highly enough!”

—Fr. Justin Braun, Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish (Texarkana)

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