Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family – a domestic church.  -St. Pope John Paul II



Prior to setting any social arrangements for a wedding, a couple is required to notify our Pastor. The Diocese of Cleveland, in accordance with Church teaching, requires all couples to enter a program of marriage preparation (pre-cana). For more information on Pre-Cana and dates around the Diocese Click Here.



Any couple seeking marriage at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish needs to contact Fr. Jim Singler, Pastor, at 330-929-8361 x14 or no more than 6 months prior to the wedding.


A lifeline for Married Couples:

Retrouvaille is a three-month program to help couples struggling in their marriages. It has three phases, starting with a weekend experience in which couples learn to re-establish communication and to gain new insights into themselves as individuals and as a couple. Post sessions are held over a period of 6 weeks to further develop and enhance the techniques learned on the weekend. A support group is available offering interaction with other couples who are striving to improve their relationship. Retrouvaille of Cleveland weekends are held at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, Beachwood, Ohio. Contact Liz and Marce Gliha with questions at For more information go to