“For reasons known only to Christ, He has chosen you whom He has joined in marriage to be, at this time in history, an icon of His love for His Bride the Church. When you make sacrifices, then, for one another, when you encourage and forgive each other when you worship the Lord together when you welcome children and raise them in the practice of the Catholic faith, you are helping our skeptical generation to believe that free, total, faithful and fruitful love is still possible. Indeed, nothing is impossible with God; trust Him and begin.” 

+ Thomas J. Olmsted, Emeritus Bishop of Phoenix


Read Bishop Olmsted's Apostolic Exhortation to Husbands and Wives, Mothers and Fathers here

 Marriage Preparation

We welcome engaged couples to contact us as they begin preparations for their wedding day and married/family life.

The marriage preparation process differs from parish to parish, but must follow the basic process entrusted to us by the diocese:

  • Step 1: One member of the couple must be a registered parishioner of our parish or living within our boundaries. (If none of these apply, you must register with a three month wait period, prior to starting marriage prep.)
  • Step 2: Please complete our Marriage Preparation Registration Form, click HERE . This must be completed prior to making an appointment. *Please do not set a wedding date prior to this meeting.

  • Step 3: Both parties must provide us with an original newly issued baptismal certificate with notations and parish seal.

  • Step 4: Marriage Preparation Inventory and Pre-Nuptial Inquiry

  • Step 5: Register for Classes

  • Step 6: Sacrament of Reconciliation

  • Step 7: Final Meeting

    Celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage!!


To make a payment online, click on the link below:




For more information on the Marriage Preparation process, please contact Mayra Romero at 623-935-2151 ext. 218.