Programs designed for engaged couples

Online Marriage Preparation Courses

Living Our Faith in Love

    • Complete your Pre-Cana requirements online, anytime, anywhere.
    • Register now, start whenever, full access for an entire year.
    • Receive a Certificate of Completion as soon as you’re done.

How it works
Fee: $195  Registration
Languages: Downloadable materials available in English and Spanish. Videos in English with captioning in Spanish.



Agapè Catholic Marriage Preparation
The only one-on-one mentor led online, Theology of the Body marriage prep program
Agapè Catholic Marriage Preparation invites couples to a deeper relationship with each other and with Christ, one couple at a time. Online, on-demand instruction rooted in Saint John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, combined with personalized mentoring from a trained married couple, builds a foundation for a strong, healthy, Christ-centered marriage between a man and a woman.
Christ himself said, “Without me you can do nothing…” John 15:5
Fee: $194
Language: English, Spanish, French

Urgent Care available for couples who have less than four weeks, but at least 10 days to prepare for marriage.
Fee: $245
Fee: $69 – $273
Languages: English



Register for facilitated live VIRTUAL UNVEILED August 2020 – October 2020 Sessions
Fee: $170
Language: English

POSTPONED INDEFINITELY Picture of Love Marriage Preparation Program for Engaged Couples

This marriage preparation program is a supplement to the couple’s marriage formation with their parish priest or deacon. The Picture of Love marriage preparation program for engaged couples explores the joys and challenges of living out the Sacrament of Matrimony with special focus on the importance of inviting Jesus to be the center of marriage and family life. The program will help the couple gain insights into their relationship, as well as give them practical ideas and tools to help smooth their journey and become the “Picture of Love” to one another.

Offered 3 times a year • Cost is $135.00 per couple (PoL program certificate will get the couple a $60.00 discount on their Tennessee marriage license.) You must attend the entire program to receive your certificate. PoL program must be completed no more that one year prior to the date of application for the marriage license to receive discount. The marriage license is valid for 30 days.

The program is 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. on Friday and 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m on Saturday.                                                                                              Snacks provided on Friday and a light breakfast, lunch and dinner are included on Saturday.

This program is sponsored by the Diocese of Knoxville Office of Marriage Preparation and Enrichment in conjunction with the Chattanooga Deanery.

POSTPONED INDEFINITELY May 8 & 9, 2020 at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Chattanooga  Registration PoL_May’20.pdf_fillable

Complete form, save, print, and mail with payment of $135.00 a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the date of your choice. Option: You may attach completed registration form to email after saving it and send to  then make payment through Eventbrite.

In an effort to keep the Picture of Love on schedule, we ask that you complete the following exercises individually in advance and bring results with you. You will share with your fiancé/fiancée during the program. The results are for your information only and meant to enhance your discussions as a couple.

POSTPONED INDEFINITELY Catholic Engaged Encounter

Our motto is “A wedding is a day, a marriage is a lifetime.” Most people spend months planning and many dollars preparing for their wedding. But how much time and effort do we spend preparing for what we hope will last 50 or 60 years—our marriage? Catholic Engaged Encounter is a weekend to plan for a sacramental marriage. It is designed to give couples the opportunity to talk privately, honestly and intensively about their prospective lives together—their strengths and weaknesses, desires, ambitions, goals, their attitudes about money, sex, children, family, their role in the church and society—in a guided format. Cost of the weekend is $239 per couple, which includes a certificate good for a $60 discount on the couple’s marriage license in Tennessee. To receive a $60.00 discount you must attend a marriage preparation weekend within 1 year of purchasing the license.

Co-coordinators: Richard & Leslie Consoli 865-671-1034 Paul & Pam Shaffer or 865-675-5671 Registration Couple: Jason & Carmen Jeansoone or 865-377-3077  For more information visit

2020 Weekend dates      February 7-9      April 17-19      July 17-19      October 16-18

April 17-19 cancelled due to Corona virus. 

Please choose a later weekend at this or another location, or contact Leslie Consoli at 865-803-6790 for more information.

All CEE weekends are held at the Holiday Inn Express-Lenoir City


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Unveiled: A Pre-Cana Program

is the Diocese of Richmond’s program for couples who are preparing for a lifetime of marriage together. This program is offered as a day-long Saturday reflection for couples that are preparing for a marriage recognized by the Catholic Church. Each couple is given opportunities to question, examine, and deepen their relationship with each other and with God. Couples are challenged to explore their relationship prayerfully, in a much deeper, more honest way than they have before. The session is divided into three main components – Communication & Intimacy, Theology of Marriage, and Spirituality of a Marriage.

Click to find>> Unveiled dates available and to register.

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Fee: $170.00 per couple (all materials and meals are included) Contact: Center for Marriage, Family and Life at , 804-622-5109.