“The marriage covenant, by which a man and a woman form with each other an intimate communion of life and love, has been founded and endowed with its own special laws by the Creator. By its very nature it is ordered to the good of the couple, as well as to the generation and education of children. Christ the Lord has raised marriage between the baptized to the dignity of a sacrament.” (CCC 1659)
Getting Married at Pax Christi
The parish loves to help couples prepare for a happy and holy married life. This prepartion involves four components and should be initiated at least six months prior to a wedding date. Contact Dcn. John Brannen to begin the process which includes securing a wedding date and completion of the Diocesan Marriage Preparation requisite. firstname.lastname@example.org Couples who may have a previous marriage or other special issues should meet with Fr. Pat or one of our Deacons prior to planning a wedding date. For more information, please contact the office at 859-273-999.
Diocese of Lexington Marriage Preparation Program
Meetings with Priest/Deacon
The couple should begin by meeting with a priest or deacon. We look forward to working with you.
God’s Plan for a Joy-filled Marriage
Through this program, the couple is given the Catholic perspective on marriage, and God’s plan for them as a married couple. A certificate of completion is the record of participation. Registration for this program is through the Diocese of Lexington website. https://cdlex.org/marriage-preparation-process/
Typically in the form of a six hour seminar the focus is primarily on the theology of marriage and sexuality, through the lens of the Theology of the Body.
The Married Life Skills Workshop
Through this program, the couple is exposed to difficulties which may come up in a new married situation, and they are offered methods to resolve these issues. A certificate of completion is the record of participation. https://cdlex.org/marriage-preparation-process/
The Married Life component has typically been provided by local parishes. Several Lexington parishes have offered a one day workshop led by a married couple (or couples) that focuses on the virtues and skills needed for the daily living of marriage. Some couples have also provided the opportunity for couples to fulfill this component by meeting with a sponsor couple from their parish.
Natural Family Planning Workshop
This workshop assist couples to understand Natural Family Planning and invites couples to use this methodology in their married life. The workshop can be completed on-line, or is offered on three evenings twice a month in the Diocese of Lexington. https://cdlex.org/marriage-preparation-process/
The Natural Family Planning is a required course and is offered by several different providers inside and outside the diocese, in both live formats, self-paced, or webinar.