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Building Your Marriage Before It Starts Workshop


REGISTER ONLINE HERE A one-day marriage preparation workshop for couples who want to build a marriage that will have the foundation to last a lifetime. Completion of the workshop meets the requirements for marriage preparation of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Each workshop is directed by the Marriage and Family Ministry at Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

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Workshop Description

Any wedding is a significant event, but a Catholic wedding is more than that. For Catholics, marriage is not merely a civil contract, but a covenant between a man and a woman before God.

This workshop, presented by a team of a priest, two licensed social workers and a married couple, is a valuable tool that promotes dialogue between you and your future spouse on the most important issues relating to marriage.

The workshop teaches couples how best to discuss and manage finances, develop and implement consistent parenting styles and, most importantly, integrate their faith in everyday decisions. You don’t have to discover all the things that make a marriage work on your own.

While this workshop is not only for Catholics, the material discussed in the workshop is faithful to the teachings of the Catholic faith.

Marriage is a journey a couple walks together daily with all of its joys and challenges. Holy Spirit Catholic Church wants your marriage to stay as blessed as the day you said, “I do.” Don’t miss this opportunity to “Build Your Marriage Before It Starts”!


Workshop Information

Available Workshop Dates:
  • Saturday, September 23, 2017
  • Saturday, December 2, 2017

Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location:
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
McDonough Hall
4465 Northside Drive, N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30327

Marriage Preparation Requirement

Completion of the workshop meets the requirements for marriage preparation of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Additionally, the state of Georgia offers a discount on the cost of the marriage license for couples who have taken at least six hours of marriage preparation. Each county requires its own form of documentation to receive this discount. However, most counties accept the certificate given to each couple at the end of the workshop. If the county needs further documentation, Holy Spirit Catholic Church will be happy to complete any additional documentation requested by the county.


Workshop topics and speakers are subject to change without notice.


Registration

Cost and Deadline
Cost: $150 (includes training materials, lunch and refreshments)
Registration is required and is requested by the Tuesday before the published workshop date. After this date it is recommended that hopeful workshop participants call 404-252-4513 to check on availability.




Register by FAX or U.S. Mail
Download Print Version of the Building Your Marriage Before It Starts PDF
To register for the workshop by FAX (404-252-1162) or by U.S. Mail please complete the registration form in the “Building Your Marriage Before It Starts” brochure and mail with check for $150, payable to Holy Spirit Catholic Church, or credit/debit card information to:
Marriage and Family Ministry
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
4465 Northside Drive NW, 30327

To request additional information please call Tracey Pucci at (404) 252-4513 or e-mail