Couples planning on marrying at St. Elizabeth Seton should contact the Parish office as soon as possible, but no later than six months prior to a planned date. Couples are required to participate in Pre-Cana meetings, either through the St. Elizabeth Seton Church Marriage Preparation Program or through the Archdiocese of Chicago Family Ministries Pre-Cana Program.
Marriage Preparation-PreCana led by married couples of the church
Marriage Preparation classes are conducted by married couples who act as facilitators for couples who will be getting married at the parish. Every engaged couple must attend one five hour session that covers topics such as communication, goal setting, budgets, faith, and family. The classes are held in the homes of the facilitators and are scheduled approximately eight times each year.
PreCana through the Archdiocese of Chicago
You may wish to take the PreCana classes through the Archdiocese of Chicago. Classes are offered at different churches throughout the Archdiocese. Information and registration can be done on the Archdiocese of Chicago website under "Family Ministries" at www.familyministries.org.
The St. Elizabeth Seton Wedding Workshop is offered throughout the year. The workshop provides an engaged couple with guidelines and suggestions for the celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage. The workshop covers topics ranging from readings and music to flowers and video taping.