The Wisconsin Rapids Deanery hosts a marriage preparation program three times a year for couples wishing to enter into the sacrament of marriage. This program is a requirement for all couples wishing to marry in the Catholic Church.
The program is facilitated by married couples who are witnesses to the engaged by sharing their years of married life together, following an approved format from the Diocese of La Crosse.
Register by contacting the marriage preparation coordinator:
Mary Jo Sigourney, St. Vincent de Paul, 715-572-9748 or 715-421-3256.
St. Vincent de Paul will host the Marriage preparation retreat on the following dates:
Saturday, November 12, 2016 (9:00am – 6:00pm)
Saturday, April 8, 2017 (9:00 am – 6:00 pm)
The cost is $60.
The deanery follows a one-day format. Couples must participate in the entire day and stay until the closing prayer for attendance to be valid.
The schedule varies, depending on when the speakers are available, but we begin at 9 a.m. with the Welcome/Breakfast. The first session on Covenant is at 9:15. Lunch is usually at 12:45 p.m., and we conclude with Mass. We look forward to your participation!