Online Marriage Preparation Resources

The Archdiocese does not endorse a particular marriage formation program/process. There are many online and gathered resources to support ongoing marriage catechesis listed on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website,

Before starting any marriage formation process be sure to first make an appointment with the AMS endorsed priest as detailed in Celebrating Marriage in the Archdiocese.

The following online resources have worked with military couples and/or created military-connected content to support their online resources.

1) The Marriage Group offers online resources, streaming video, and questions to download for discussion with your future spouse. Catholic Marriage Preparation Enrichment is a part of the Marriage Group which collaborated with the Archdiocese of Chicago to develop a resource that meets the needs for Catholic marriage formation outlined by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

2) Agape building Christ-centered marriages, one couple at a time, is the only one-on-one, online mentor-led pre-Cana program since 2004. The interactive design requires couples to discuss topics together (via e-mail, Skype, phone, etc. if they are separated by distance). The couple interacts with a certified mentor couple as part of the preparation process, bringing their relationship to a deeper level and establishing a strong foundation for their marriage, with Christ as their center.