OLC prides itself on the care and attention it gives to couples contemplating marriage. The parish offers engaged couples a very highly rated Marriage Preparation Program that is designed to meet the needs of each couple.
Couples preparing for marriage are helped to deepen their relationship with one another, to strengthen their communication skills, to grow in their understanding of married life, and to strengthen their relationship with Christ and His Church.
Marriages should be scheduled at least 12 months in advance of the anticipated date of the wedding. This allows the couple time to prepare for their marriage at a more relaxed pace. Marriages usually take place during the celebration of Mass. At OLC, couples have the option of celebrating their wedding in the presence of the parish community by exchanging their vows during one of our regularly scheduled Sunday Masses. Those who would like more information about celebrating the Sacrament of Marriage at OLC should contact Father Tom Ciba, the pastor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-434-0798.
OLC also provides marriage preparation for couples who will be celebrating their marriage at another at another Catholic Church. Such couples should also contact OLC at least 12 months in advance of their anticipated wedding.