St. John the Baptist Catholic Church not only prepares couples for a beautiful wedding day, but a beautiful marriage.
We take the beauty of the Sacrament of Marriage seriously and, whether you are engaged or married, we are here to help.
Congratulations! Check out the marriage prep program document for all information regarding the wedding process. You can also call the parish office at 651-633-8333 and ask for the wedding intake coordinator and they will answer any questions that you may have. Our prayers are with you as you prepare for this beautiful Sacrament! Check out the Sacrament of Marriage Preparation Packet for information about how we work with you to help you be prepared for this beautiful commitment
Cana Marriage Ministry
Facilitating opportunities for marriage enrichment where spouses connect to Christ, deepen their relationship with each other, and build community with other married couples.
It is important that married couples do things together to keep their marriages alive and healthy. Prayer, good communication and fun as well as dedicated time together for ongoing growth and understanding are all necessary tools.
St. John’s offers a variety of enrichment events for married couples— some on a regular basis and others occasionally. more
Natural Family Planning
Natural Family Planning (NFP) methods represent authentic family planning. They can be used to both achieve and to postpone a pregnancy. NFP makes use of periodic abstinence from sexual intercourse based upon the observation of the woman’s natural signs of fertility, in order to space births, or to limit the number of children when there is a serious reason to do so… this practice fosters in couples an attitude of respect and wonder in the face of human life, which is sacred. It also fosters profound respect for one’s spouse, which is necessary authentic intimacy. (Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2009, p. 20)