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Marriage Preparation

It's truly amazing if, after prayer and discernment, you have decided to enter into a covenantal relationship through the sacrament of matrimony in the Catholic Church. May God who brought you together send you His blessings to join you for the rest of your life. If you would like to be prepared for marriage through CCM, please contact Fr. Bibin Mathew, CMF at


  • Six-month Preparation Period (during which you will complete 'Pre-Cana' or an Engaged Encounter weekend).

  • Baptismal Certificate from the Church where you were baptized.

  • ​Meeting with Pastor: Arrangements will be made for you to complete the FOCCUS and review with Fr. Bibin the results of the entire assessment process.

  • Participate in the approved Diocesan Marriage Preparation Program.

  • Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau wedding requirements

You are welcome to have your wedding at our Chapel and your reception in our facilities. Please, Contact Bev Franklin at or (417) 865 0802. She will assist you in your long-range planning for this great event in your life. 

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