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Building Your Marriage Before It Starts Workshop

REGISTER ONLINE HERE A one-day marriage preparation workshop for couples who want to build a marriage that will have the foundation to last a lifetime. Completion of the workshop meets the requirements for marriage preparation of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Each workshop is directed by the Marriage and Family Ministry at Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

Workshop Description

Any wedding is a significant event, but a Catholic wedding is more than that. For Catholics, marriage is not merely a civil contract, but a covenant between a man and a woman before God.

This workshop, presented by a team of a priest, a licensed social worker and two married couple, is a valuable tool that promotes dialogue between you and your future spouse on the most important issues relating to marriage.

The workshop teaches couples how best to discuss and manage finances, develop and implement consistent parenting styles and, most importantly, integrate their faith in everyday decisions. You don't have to discover all the things that make a marriage work on your own.

While this workshop is for both Catholic couples and inter-faith couple, the material discussed in the workshop is faithful to the teachings of the Catholic faith.

Marriage is a journey a couple walks together daily with all of its joys and challenges. Holy Spirit Catholic Church wants your marriage to stay as blessed as the day you said, "I do." Don't miss this opportunity to "Build Your Marriage Before It Starts"!

Workshop Information

Available Workshop Dates (Saturdays):
  • April 27, 2024 (Class Full)
  • August 17, 2024
  • November 2, 2024
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Holy Spirit Catholic Church
McDonough Hall
4465 Northside Drive, N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30327

Marriage Preparation Requirement

Completion of the workshop meets the requirements for marriage preparation of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Additionally, the state of Georgia offers a discount on the cost of the marriage license for couples who have taken at least six hours of marriage preparation. Each county requires its own form of documentation to receive this discount. However, most counties accept the certificate given to each couple at the end of the workshop. If the county needs further documentation, Holy Spirit Catholic Church will be happy to complete any additional documentation requested by the county.

Workshop topics and speakers are subject to change without notice.


Cost and Deadline
Cost: $150 (includes training materials, lunch and refreshments)
Registration is required. If your preferred workshop date is no longer available, please email Kelly Angelo at

To request additional information please email Kelly Angelo at