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Your Catholic Wedding 2024

Planning to tie the knot? This section will answer some commonly asked questions and help you plan your Catholic wedding.


Most frequently asked questions on Catholic marriage

Arkansas Catholic Staff, Published: April 18, 2024   

These responses are answers to the most frequently asked questions from engaged couples about getting married in the Diocese of Little Rock. For more information, contact Elizabeth Reha, director of family life, at (501) 664-0340 or   Q. What does the sacrament of marriage mean? A. Marriage is a covenant by which a man and woman form with each other an intimate communion of life and love. In marriage, a man and a woman mutually consent to More... 

6 steps to getting married in Diocese of Little Rock

By Arkansas Catholic Staff, Published: April 18, 2024   

1. Contact your pastor: Contact your parish to make an appointment to speak to your pastor at least six months before your tentative wedding date. During your initial meeting with the pastor, the necessary paperwork and assessment of preparation for marriage will begin. Special circumstances, such as being underage, pregnant, from different religious backgrounds or previously married, will also be addressed.  2. Take FOCCUS inventory: You and your fiancé will take a premarital inventory designed to More... 

St. Paul says: How does the Bible define love?

Archbishop Harry J. Flynn, Published: April 18, 2024   

"Love is patient, love is kind ... love never fails." This beautiful passage about love comes from St. Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. This reading, the one that reminds us that love is patient and kind and so many other things, is often chosen by engaged couples for their wedding ceremonies. I would imagine it is because those who are on the brink of starting their married lives together feel it seems so relevant to More... 

Marriage Preparation Calendar

By Arkansas Catholic Staff, Published: April 18, 2024   

2024 April 27: Pre-Cana/Convalidation Day (Spanish) May 18: Virtual Pre-Cana Day June 22: Virtual Pre-Cana Day July 21-27: National Family Planning Awareness Week Aug. 24: Virtual Pre-Cana Day Sept. 21: Virtual Convalidation Day Oct. 19: Virtual Pre-Cana Day Nov. 9: Pre-Cana/Convalidation Day (Spanish)   2025 Jan. 25: Virtual Pre-Cana Day Feb. 22: Virtual Convalidation Day March 29: Virtual Pre-Cana Day More...