Office for Marriage and Family
Director: Angela Mantero
(203) 416-1627
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Facebook: Marriage and Family (Diocese of Bridgeport)

The future of humanity passes by way of the family!
We hope to provide new resources and opportunities that address, enable and enhance Marriage Preparation, Natural Family Planning, and Marriage Enrichment programming as well as support group ministries for Separated and Divorced, Bereavement Outreach, and Catholic Parenting.

Our overall goal is to promote and support healthy, happy, whole, and holy marriages and families.


Marriage Preparation

There are two options available that fulfill the Diocesan requirements for marriage preparation:
  1. Diocesan Marriage Preparation (Two Day Program)
    To participate, fill out the registration form below.
  2. Engaged Encounter Weekend
    (for more information, please visit us at http://www.engagedencounter.org )
     

A Spanish Language Marriage Preparation Program is available.  To register, please contact your parish office.

For additional information, contact Fr. Gustavo Falla at 203-416-1444 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


 

Please read before proceeding to registration form:

  1. You may register for either of the above programs after you have contacted your Parish Priest or Deacon. It is important for you to work with your Parish Priest or Deacon to decide which marriage preparation program is best for you.
     
  2. Most parishes recommend that you contact them at least 6 months in advance of your planned wedding day. Classes fill-up quickly, please plan accordingly in advance of your wedding day. There is a limited class size and those that delay in registering may not get the classes of their choice.
     
  3. One member of the engaged couple must be a registered member of a parish in the Diocese of Bridgeport to participate in our Marriage Preparation program.
     
  4. This is a two day program. You may register for any Day 1 and any Day 2 BUT Day 1 must be taken before Day 2.
     
  5. The dates presented below are the only dates planned for Fall 2013 through Spring 2014. If they do not coincide with your schedule, please contact your Parish Priest or Deacon to discuss an alternative marriage preparation process.
You will receive an email the Monday before your class which will include complete instructions and directions to the Catholic Center in Bridgeport.


REGISTRATION FORM
 

To register for the Diocesan Marriage Preparation Program:

 

  1. Complete this registration form.
  2. This is a Two Day program; you are required to select two separate dates.
    Note: The Day One program date must be attended first.

  3. The registration fee per couple is $200.00.  Should you need to change your date(s), you may do so one time without penalty.  After that, you will incur a $25 change fee for each subsequent change you make.

    Make check/money order payable to:
    Office for Pastoral Services - MP

    Mail to:
    Office for Pastoral Services - MP
    The Catholic Center
    238 Jewett Avenue
    Bridgeport, CT 06606


Note: All fields below must be completed except those in italics.

Groom Bride
First Name:
Last Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip/Postal Code:
Home Phone:
Cell Phone:
Email:
Please Verify Email:

Religion:
Present Parish Church:
If Other, which Parish:

Name:

City: State:


If Other, which Parish:

Name:

City: State:



Wedding Date (mm/dd/yyyy):
Church of Wedding:

Name:

City: State:

Priest/Deacon Officiating at the Wedding:

Title:

First Name:

Last Name:

Priest/Deacon Assisting in Marriage Preparation:

Title:

First Name:

Last Name:

Notes:

This is a Two Day Program. Please pick which Day One and Day Two sessions you will be attending.
Remember: Day One must be attended before Day Two. All dates fall on a Saturday.


The Diocesan Marriage Preparation program dates are listed below.
All sessions are held on Saturdays at The Catholic Center (Queen of Saints Hall), 238 Jewett Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06606

Please note that there are no classes in July or August, therefore we encourage you to plan carefully.
Day One Calendar
9:00am - 3:00pm
Day Two Calendar
9:00am-2:00pm

Please enter in the word you see below:

       

 

Both bride and groom will receive confirmation of enrollment via e-mail.
If you have any questions, please contact: marriage@diobpt.org




 

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