Congratulations to you and your fiancé on your new engagement
The sacrament of matrimony is a way of expressing the unbreakable bond of love between Christ and his people in a unique way. Our Staff at St. Michael Church looks forward to supporting you by offering Catholic wedding preparation to help you engage your faith and prepare for your entire life journey through the ups and downs of marriage.
Already married, but not married in the Church? We can help you prepare to make your marriage sacramental through convalidation (also known as having your marriage “blessed” by the Church)!
We are happy to help you with the celebration of your Catholic wedding in California’s oldest wine region, Livermore.
Have more questions? Contact our wedding coordinator, Sonia Sanchez
All sacraments require adequate formation and preparation. For this reason, brides and grooms must complete an authorized Catholic marriage preparation class as a couple. Both must attend the same class and MUST complete the program 45 days prior to the wedding date. For more information, please contact David & Lisa Hipple
The options below are available to you:
Witness to Love is led by Lisa and David Hipple, who are passionate about helping couples prepare for their Wedding Sacrament.
The Oakland Diocese offers several options that are more flexible to your schedule.
This is an online course consisting of one video, a set of questions for each of you, and an online “debrief” session with an expert in Fertility Awareness Methods. The cost is $30, to be paid online when you start the course. For more information, please contact Ellen Holloway