Area Marriage Prep Programs:
Priests and others have generously volunteered their time and talents to lead a series of marriage preparation programs at various locations throughout the diocese to supplement the individual preparation received with the priest who is marrying the couple. (Click the City for detailed information.)
Engaged Encounter is a weekend away from the distractions and tensions of everyday life, giving you the privacy to talk honestly and intensively with each other. For more EE information, please contact Bart and Barbara Workman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration forms must be mailed to: Engaged Encounter, Bart and Barbara Workman, 3800 S. Orchid Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57110, and cannot be submitted over the phone or by email.
Upcoming EE Weekends:
June 11-12, 2016 - Sioux Falls
Sept. 17-18, 2016 - Sioux Falls
October 29-30, 2016 - Sioux Falls
January 14-15, 2017 - Brookings
February 18-19, 2017 - Sioux Falls
March 11-12, 2017 - Sioux Falls
April 29-30, 2017 - Sioux Falls
May 20-21, 2017 - Watertown
June 10-11, 2017 - Sioux Falls
EE 2016-2017 Registration Form
Parish Marriage Preparation Resources and Forms:
For a full range of resources and forms to be used in marriage preparation by priests, deacons and marriage sponsor couples, CLICK HERE
FOCCUS Personal Inventory:
Diocesan marriage policy requires you to complete an evaluation of your relationship. This evaluation is commonly referred to as a personal inventory. The one primarily utilized in the Sioux Falls Diocese is FOCCUS.
The priest or deacon preparing you for marriage will administer the inventory early on in your preparation. To learn more about the FOCCUS Personal Inventory, CLICK HERE.