• Marriage Preparation Program at St. Charles

    Couples will meet with the priest or deacon for a series of appointments to discuss, complete, and/or review the following:

    • Establish the date and time of your wedding and discuss the overall Preparation Program in detail.
    • Complete the necessary paperwork.
    • Complete the Focus Program, which is designed to explore key areas of your relationship.  
    • Discuss the results of your Focus Program.
    • Discuss the liturgical celebration of marriage (including music questions).
    • Enroll in a Marriage Preparation Program.  Listed below are the six programs approved in the Archdiocese of San Francisco (click on the links for more information about the programs):

    “Engaging the Heart” Menlo Park 

    “Saturday for Engaged Couples” San Francisco 

    “Marriage for Life” San Francisco

    “San Francisco Catholic Engaged Encounter” (two day program) 

    “Catholic Family Movement” – San Rafael 

    Online Marriage Prep