Congratulations on being called to the Sacrament of Marriage! Marriage is the center of Catholic family life and the vocation through which most people live out their baptismal commitment. Cultural influences today can work against personal development for healthy Christian marriage and a lifetime commitment. Society expects marriages to fail, but the Catholic Church wants yours to succeed. The Canon Law of the Catholic Church calls every diocese to prepare couples as well as possible for entering and living out the sacrament of marriage. Among the key elements of effective and successful marriage preparation are an assessment of your strengths and weaknesses as individuals and as a couple, followed by a strong educational program. I believe our diocesan marriage preparation program, the steps of which are outlined on this site, will provide you with the spiritual resources and practical tools you need for a strong and healthy marriage, not only as newlyweds, but for a lifetime.

Yours In Christ,
Most Reverend Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix

Save this address as a favorite! This is the website for engaged couples who are preparing for marriage. English only. For Spanish, see www.alianzadeamorphx.org.

  • Understand and download the Seven Steps of Marriage Prep.

  • Read supportive marriage articles.

  • Register On-line by creating a user account.

  • Pay for classes on-line by credit card on secure portal. (May also mail payment)

  • Receive automatic email class reminders.
  • The Marriage Preparation Leader at your parish uses this search engine and database to check on progress of engaged couples.

This website is run by the Office of Marriage and Respect Life, Mike Phelan, Director. Questions? Contact mcphelan@diocesePhoenix.org

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Save this address as a favorite! This is the website for engaged couples to learn about the benefits and practive of Natural Family Planning. For English and Spanish speakers.

  • Read about the main methods of NFP.
  • View NFP courses: Full Intros and Full series. ( Intro will be included in God’s Plan
    starting Jan. 1, 2009)
  • Search classes by city, parish, or NFP method.
  • Select courses and register on-line.
  • Receive email reminders of classes.
  • Pay for classes on-line by credit card on secure portal. (May also mail payment)

This website is run by the Office of Natural Family Planning, Cindy Leonard, Coordinator. Questions? Contact nfp@diocesephoenix.org

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