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

 

MARRIAGE PREP

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.

 

MARRIAGE AT IHM CHURCH

Any couple seeking marriage at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish needs to contact Fr. Jim Singler, Pastor, at 330-929-8361 x14 or fatherjim@ihmcfo.org 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 3031@retrouvaille.org. For more information go to www.retrouvaille.org