Marriage Preparation Workshop

Catholic Pastoral Center

Congratulations on your engagement, and thank you for considering attending our diocesan marriage preparation workshop! The workshop is entitled God's Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage, and it is a one day event in which couples will be invited into a deeper understanding of a sacramental marriage, and will be offered tools to help fill their marriage with the richness of joy that only Christ can offer.

The diocesan marriage preparation course will be held at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 601 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309.

The course will be held on two consecutive Thursdays, from 6-8:30 PM both evenings. Couples must attend both nights to complete the course. Registration can be done online, and couples can check in beginning at 5:45 pm, on the day of the course. Snacks will be provided. Registration will close two weeks prior to the event. Please indicate in the "details" section of your registration if you have any dietary restrictions so we can better prepare for the evenings.

The course will offer instruction on the sacramentality of marriage, the meaning of our sexuality, Natural Family Planning, and keys to joyful marriages.  Please feel free to contact Adam Storey with any questions, at 515-237-5056 or

Register by filling out the form below: