Couples seeking the Sacrament of Marriage are invited to call Deacon Dave Carignan, Director of Marriage and Family Life, at the Parish Office.
Deacon Dave Carignan:
Director of Marriage and Family Life
(734) 453-0326, ext. 249
“Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the Church and gave Himself up for her” (Ephesians 5:25).
A sacrament is a visible sign of an invisible reality that gives grace. In marriage, the visible sign is the love that a husband and wife have for each other. The invisible reality to which they point is the love that Jesus has for his bride, the Church. In the Sacrament of Marriage, God gives grace, that is to say, supernatural power, to make His own love, mercy, generosity, kindness, and compassion tangible.
The task of marriage is to make the invisible God visible by the love a husband and wife have for each other. They do this first for one another, then for their children if God should bless them with children, and then for all those who know them. Knowing how hard real love is, we pray daily for those of you who are married, so that you might be beautiful witnesses of God’s love.
The Gospel of John gives us an account of how Jesus was invited to a wedding in Cana. It was at the celebration of marriage that Jesus performed His first miracle. This is no coincidence, but a deliberate honoring of marriage as a union of love between a man and a woman as a symbol of Christ’s own love for His church.
Please contact Deacon Dave Carignan at (745) 453-0326 ext. 249. The parish office is located at 1062 Church St., Plymouth, MI 48170.
$300 deposit is required to secure your chosen wedding date at OLGC.
$100 deposit is required for those who are only attending marriage preparation at OLGC.
You will receive the inventory link via email by Catholic Counselor after initial meeting is complete.
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith that typically runs over eleven weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. We believe that Alpha is an essential ingredient in preparing engaged couples to enter more deeply into the entire marriage preparation process.
All engaged couples will have a married mentor couple assigned to them. Mentor couples walk with the engaged couple to be a source of support and guidance through the whole preparation process.
If the Marriage celebration will occur at OLGC, call (734) 453-0326. If the celebration is at another location or will be presided by someone outside of OLGC, then the couple must arrange for a meeting directly.
All couples attend a Theology of the Body seminar at OLGC. The Theology of the Body seminar is a half-day presentation on the essential meaning and understanding of how man and woman are created for love and for each other within the context of marriage.
Financial harmony is a critical element of a healthy and happy marriage, and so it is an important component of marriage preparation. Financial Harmony helps couples to realize the tremendous impact money has on their relationship and walks you through the seven steps to financial harmony.
Every engaged couple is required to attend a course on Natural Family Planning (NFP).
As the marriage date approaches, couples are highly encouraged to prepare for the Sacrament of Marriage by celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Couples will be contacted by the Wedding Coordinator when they are within 6 months of their wedding date. Arrangements will be made to schedule a date to meet at the church to prepare and rehearse for the wedding.