By seeking the sacrament of marriage, a couple indicates that they intend Jesus' message to be the guiding factor of their life together. The community, in turn, commits itself to
support the couple in this pursuit. The celebration of the sacrament of marriage is not a private family function, nor is it merely a social affair, or a personal expression of love for one another. Rather, it is an action of the entire Church, in whose presence, two people commit themselves to one another.
Catholic preparation for marriage provides and opportunity for reflection and discernment on the sacramental and vocational nature of the life-long commitment to marriage. Parishioners of Mary, Mother of God Parish must participate in the marriage preparation program of the Diocese of Scranton called Pre-Cana. Information on this program including program schedules can be found on the Diocese of Scranton website (see the link on our homepage) on the Parish Life and Mass Times tab. (Select Marriage and Family-Pre-Cana on this tab).
Couples also need to meet with the pastor to review preparation plans and to schedule their wedding. Such meetings usually take place a year in advance of the wedding date. Please call the parish office at (570) 342-4881 to make an appointment.