Preparing to Receive:
At the Church of Saint Paul we require an extensive preparation including studying the sacramentality of marriage, how to live a good marriage, personality inventories and retreats, classes in Natural Family Planning, and the planning of the marriage liturgy.
The sacrament is conferred during the celebration of the Eucharist if both are Catholic with a priest presiding, or in a celebration of the Word with a deacon presiding. The couple confers the sacrament to each other and this is witnessed by the Church's minister.
To learn more about the Marriage Preparation Program, please call the parish office at 763.757.6910.