Family Life Office Announces 2021 Marriage Preparation Series Schedule

The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown Family Life Office has announced the 2021 Marriage Preparation Series schedule.
The sacramental preparation for marriage is an invitation to couples to invest time and energy into the important work of preparing for their married life together and continuing their faith journey with God. Because Christian marriage is a sacrament, the diocese is excited to help couples develop a better understanding of the sacrament while fully respecting persons and beliefs of other religious traditions. The program provides resources and practical tools needed to grow a strong and healthy marriage as participants gain insight into themselves as individuals and as a couple.
January 9 and 23
*Snow date: January 30
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Church Hall
One Cathedral Square, Altoona
January 23 and February 6
*Snow date: TBD
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Resurrection Church Hall
324 Chestnut Street, Johnstown
March 13 and 20
*Snow date: TBD
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Saint Peter Parish Hall
433 W. Church Street, Somerset
April 12 – 20 – 27
*Snow date: TBD
Tuesday 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Saint John the Evangelist Church Hall
309 Lotz Avenue (Lakemont), Altoona
May 5−12−19
Wednesday 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Our Lady of the Alleghenies Church Hall
608 Main Street, Lilly
June 3−10−17
Thursday 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Our Lady of Victory Activity Center
820 Westerly Parkway, State College
September 8−15−22
Wednesday 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Saint Francis of Assisi Activity Center
134 Barron Avenue, Johnstown
October 12−19−26
Tuesday 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Saint John the Evangelist School Auditorium
116 E. Bishop Street, Bellefonte
Pre-registration required. Early registration advised−some series fill up months in advance.  Cancellation due to weather: For classes in all locations, call the Family Life Office at 814-317-2643. A taped message will list cancellations. If you cannot attend a session due to an unexpected situation, contact the Family Life Office for make-up instructions.
COST: $70 per couple (includes all sessions in a series). Register by e-mail. Fee payable at the first session. Make check payable to “Family Life Office”. Please come 15 minutes early to the first session for registration purposes.
Advance reservations required and can be made online: (Ministries, Marriage Preparation) Or email information below to:  Type “Marriage Prep” in subject line. Include: Parish and town where series is held, names, phone, e-mail addresses, Catholic or interfaith marriage, wedding date.