Welcome to the joint marriage preparation program of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Parish of Casa Grande and St. James, Catholic Parish of Coolidge. This marriage preparation program, Together in God’s Love, is a program based on the Catholic understanding of Marriage as sacrament. The class participants will develop an understanding of marriage, and practical ways in which a married couple can live as a sign of the Holy Trinity and of Jesus and the Church in the areas of communication, forgiveness and reconciliation, sexuality, and stewardship. As a result, attendance and active participation of each section of the weekend retreat is required in order to successfully complete the program. A certificate of completion which you will need to present to your parish prior to selecting your wedding date will be provided.
We build community by praying, learning and eating together. Meals are provided Friday night, Saturday and Sunday Continental breakfast and Saturday Lunch.
Information About Program
The program begins Friday, May 16, 2014 at 6:30 PM and concludes by 9PM. The program will restart on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 8:30 concluding at 4:30 PM and restarting on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 8:30 am with Mass, breakfast and concluding the program by 3PM.
The retreat will take place at the St John Newman Center located at 8426 Woodruff Rd., Coolidge just in front of Central Arizona College.
The registration fee is $50 per couple. The fee provides for supplies and materials as well as meals. Payment is expected upon registration. Download the Wedding Preparation Registration Form and return it to the parish office with your payment.