Marriage Sponsor Couples Program

Saint Joseph Catholic Community offers the Sponsor Couple Program as part of marriage preparation for engaged couples. This marriage preparation process will assist the couple in discovering within their relationship the significant areas of strength and uniqueness upon which to build a lasting, loving marriage. The Catholic Church wants to help engaged couples think and communicate more fully about areas of married life which may or may not been discussed.

Matrimony is a sacrament; and, in the Catholic Church all sacraments (with the exception of the Anointing of the Sick) require some form of preparation on the part of the adult, parent or child. Attendance in a marriage preparation process or program prior to the reception of the Sacrament of Matrimony is the policy of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Trained married couples meet with engaged couples at the home of the sponsor couple to help increase their knowledge and awareness of each other’s values and attitudes as well as improve their communication skills, problem-solving abilities, appreciation of human sexuality and the expression of their shared spirituality.

Please see our Wedding General Information Booklet

For assistance in planning your wedding music please contact our Director of Music and Liturgy, Steve Cox.

For more information about holding the reception at SJCC. please contact Lauren Glass.

For more information, please email Cathy Nusbaum.