Marriage Preparation Program

Marriage preparation in the Catholic Church begins with an engaged couple making an appointment with the priest or deacon six months prior to their wedding date. All engaged couples are required to participate in a marriage preparation program offered by the Archdiocese of St. Louis. The Diocese offers  several programs based on "Theology of the Body" springing forth from the teachings of St. John Paul II.

"God's Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage"  is offered in a 10-12 hour (total) 2-day schedule in a group setting at several locations or we have a parish mentor couple available at your request.

Engaged Encounter is a weekend away stay at the Apostolic Conference Center in Eureka, MO. ​After discussing these options with Fr. Gerber, you may seek more information or register on-line at or

For more information contact Fr. Gerber