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Marriage Prep

On behalf of Renew the 'I do’ Foundation, congratulations on your engagement! 
You can count on our prayers and support for a long, happy and joy-filled marriage!
Our Joy-Filled Marriage preparation program will provide you with the best tools and training techniques, so that you both can experience a truly thriving marriage!  Through a balance of theology, psychology and stories from our dynamic speaker team, we emphasize the importance of fully understanding the sacrament of marriage and preparing for the many years that follow your wedding day.  Led by a passionate team of speaker couples, you’ll be guided to discern your call to marriage, learn what “I do” truly means, practice praying together and working on key marriage skills.  
It brings us great joy to be a part of your marriage journey!
Marriage Prep

Joy-Filled Marriage Preparation Courses

Upcoming Weekends

Check back for upcoming  dates! 

Our programs meet the canonical requirements to be married in the Catholic Church and is founded on the Ascension Press curriculum. If you have any questions about the Joy-Filled Weekends you can contact our
Program Director, Ashley Dillon at 
Meetup Event

"I came into the weekend probably more as a 'cultural Catholic'  but I left wanting to be a 'real' Catholic."

"I fell in love with God more, and my fiancé all over again."

"This weekend surpassed our expectations! The speakers were so well spoken and amazing, you guys should go on a tour, take this on the road!”

"Thank you for your authenticity, not just sharing the positive aspects of marriage but the hard but real aspects of marriage."

“The vows presentation made me tear up and taught me how to better love God and love best as a husband.“

"We were so very moved by practicing our vows together in first session."

“I wholeheartedly endorse the ‘Joy-Filled Marriage’ preparation program as the premiere method for preparing Catholic engaged couples for the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. 
Many couples from our Diocese and beyond have availed themselves to this tremendous in-person weekend experience. During the recent pandemic, it has also been offered in a virtual format as well.
The dedication and kindness shown by the entire “Renew the I do” team is exceptional and the couples that make the presentations are full of real-life knowledge and experience to assist in guiding these engaged couples down the right path.”

~Deacon Tom Lopus, Deacon in Support of Marriage Ministry, Diocese of Pittsburgh

What Couples are Saying

Quotes from our April 2021 Joy-Filled Marriage Prep Weekend - Lawrenceville

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Thank You to Henne Jewelers, official partner of Marriage Preparation programs.  

Because Henne cares about thriving marriage, all couples completing one of our pre-marriage programs may take their completion certificate
to Henne Jewelers Shadyside location for

$100 off wedding bands. 


Photos from Our Marriage Prep Events

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