All couples who desire to be married at St. Peter’s are required to undergo marriage preparation. At a minimum, the parish priest will ensure that the couple attains a Christian understanding of the purpose of marriage and that they are “encouraged to give effect, with God’s help, to the vows which they are preparing to make” (BAS, 526). Furthermore, the parish priest will encourage the couple to complete the Prepare Enrich™ marriage preparation program, which will identify both areas of strength and areas for growth in their relationship. The cost of this program is already covered by the marriage fee paid to the parish. Couples seeking to be married at St. Peter’s are therefore asked to contact the parish office well in advance of their wedding date to leave adequate time for marriage preparation.