Marriage is a community of life and love, for the healing, perfecting, and exalting of the spouses.
So you are planning to get married - Congratulations!
The Church teaches us the marriage was God’s "original gift" to humanity, and that, lived correctly, it is intended to be a "foretaste of heaven." We wish you every blessing as you prepare for this holy commitment of love to each other.
On these pages you will find the requirements for marriage in the Archdiocese, a list of marriage preparation programs (updated 3/21/17), and some additional resources to help you prepare.
God bless you as you prepare for this beautiful sacrament.
Director, Marriage & Family Life
Archdiocese of San Francisco