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 Marriage Prep
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Congratulations on your engagement!  You can count on our prayers and support for a long, happy and joy filled marriage at Côr Ministries PGH!

Côr Marriage Prep, "Joy-Filled Marriage" uses the Ascension Press program rooted in Theology of the Body, utilizing all of their great content and research while featuring additional talks that address significant issues that affect marriages today. Our local and passionate speakers will provide you with the best tools and skills, so that your marriage will truly be a joyful experience! Through a balance of psychology, theology and personal stories from our dynamic speaker team, we highlight the importance of fully understanding the Sacrament of Marriage and preparing for the all years that follow your wedding day. Throughout the program you’ll be guided to understand what “I do” truly means, the impact family of origin has on the new family you are creating, the importance of praying together and work on key marriage skills that you will be able to unpack throughout your marriage.

We are honored to be a part of your marriage journey and look forward to meeting you!

-Côr Ministries "Joy-Filled Marriage" Prep Team

Joy-Filled Marriage Preparation
Weekend Courses

This program fulfills the canonical requirement for all couples preparing
for Marriage in the Catholic Church. 

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Joy-Filled Marriage Prep

Price of the weekend covers:

  • All books and materials with bonus book

  • Beer & Pizza Kick off dinner

  • Breakfast and Lunch both Saturday/Sunday

  • Access to Couples Café with bonus talks and events

  • Prayer support couple


Upcoming Weekend Dates:

What couples are saying:
Nick F. and Breonna
Nick A. and Sarah
  • What is the time frame for the weekend?
    Friday evening from 7:00-9:00 pm. Saturday sessions run from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (including Mass). Sunday sessions run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Do we need 1 or 2 tickets?
    You only need to purchase ONE ticket. It covers both the bride and groom.
  • Is Mass included?
    Yes! We will participate in Mass at the Parish (either Saturday evening or Sunday morning).
  • What meals are included?
    We offer dinner Friday evening. Breakfast and lunch both Saturday and Sunday.
  • Does this weekend (and Private Prep) meet the canonical marriage prep requirement?
    Yes! The "Joy-Filled Marriage" Program from Ascension Press is an nationally accredited program. Offering a comprehensive and interactive approach to marriage preparation that covers not only the sacramentality and theology of marriage, but the practical life skills necessary to live out the rich and authentic Catholic vision of marriage.
  • Do I have to live in Pittsburgh or get married in Pittsburgh to attend?
    Nope! We would love to have you. At the close of the weekend you will receive a completion certificate that you can give to the Priest who celebrates your wedding for your canonical file.
  • Do we have to be engaged yet to attend?
    No! This weekend is for those who are seriously dating or engaged. We have a lot of couples who attended this weekend while they were discerning marriage to make sure they discerned on every level.
John Paul and Emily
Private Prep

Can't make a weekend?

Do you or your fiancé live in another state? Don't worry!  We have you covered! 

Private Prep

We offer the Joy-Filled Marriage program in a private one on one virtual version. Each engaged couple is paired with a trained facilitator who will guide the couple through the program on their own schedule. 


"The private prep was the perfect option for us. We don't live in the same state and we were able to take the time and work through this program together.

We loved it!"- Matti and Ryan

"This program took us deeper into our relationship in ways we have never thought. We are so thankful!"

-Dave and Sara

"We LOVED the personalized touch this program tailors to. Each step brought us closer together."- Jake and Becca

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When couples attend either the Joy-Filled Marriage weekend or private prep, couples receive exclusive access to "Couple's Café" to meet new couples and nourish their marriage!

Couples Café:

  • additional talks

  • classes

  • resources 

  • events

Get Inspired


🤍 “We have realized how faith and communication is vital to a successful and joy-filled marriage.”

-John and Meghan

🤍"This weekend surpassed our expectations. Everything from the food, warm space, hospitality, speakers and content. Thank you for a great weekend!" - Michael and Veronica

🤍“It was such a gift to hear a variety of stories and experiences to help us on our journey in marriage!”

- Matt and Becky

🤍 “We really enjoyed family of origin. I have never heard that we are creating our own new family of origin and I’m just so excited to build our own family.”- Dan and Haley

🤍 “We loved getting to spend time and fellowship with the other engaged couples.”- Pat and Marsha

🤍 “Thank you to all the speakers and for being so vulnerable with us, in sharing the good and the bad. It refreshing!” -Don and Katie


Be Inspired