Engaged couples planning a Catholic marriage should first contact their pastor to make wedding arrangements. It is recommended that couples contact the celebrant and church prior to check requirements and availability before contacting reception halls and other vendors.

For more information about Marriage Preparation, Engaged Encounter and Natural Family Planning in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, please contact the Office of Family Life at (504) 861.6243 or go to

For Your Marriage - Web site with information on Catholic marriage.

Marriage Unique for a Reason

Steps to the Altar- Information on Civil and Church Requirments