Marriage preparation

Contact/Staff

Contact/Staff

Director of Intercultural & Marriage Ministries

Enrique Castro
573.635.9127, ext. 250
573.680.3650

Administrative Assistant
Amada Garcia
573.635.9127, ext. 226

Events Coordinator
Kris Hartman
573.635.9127, ext. 228


2207 West Main St | PO Box 104900
Jefferson City, MO 65110-4900

Contact & Staff

Director of Intercultural
and Marriage Ministries

Deacon Enrique Castro
573.635.9127, ext. 250
573.680.3650

Events Coordinator
Kris Hartman
573.635.9127, ext. 228


Alphonse J. Schwartze
Memorial Catholic Center
2207 West Main St
Jefferson City, MO 65109-14

Marriage preparation during a pandemic

Due to COVID-19 diocesan regulations, a number of events are being canceled. This may affect the way we handle marriage preparation within the coming months, especially for those couples who were planning to attend a conference or a retreat as part of their marriage preparation.

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Policy for the celebration of weddings

“The joy of love experienced by families is also the joy of the Church.” (Amoris Laetitia, no. 1) These words of Pope Francis call the whole Church—sacred ministers and lay faithful—not to stand on the sidelines, but to enter into the joy of couples as they seek to create new families. We are called to…

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Marriage Inventories

Pre-Marriage Inventory © is a comprehensive, user-friendly tool for lay individuals, couples or professionals who are helping couples prepare for marriage, and who become trained as FOCCUS Facilitators.

 Prepare/Enrich provides training for premarital counseling, coaching, and education, investments in your couples' futures.