Preparing for a wedding, preparing for a marriage
Writing invitations, choosing a dress, hiring a photographer – there are so many things for an engaged couple to do that it’s easy for them to lose sight of the fact that they’re not just preparing for a wedding, they’re preparing for a marriage. 

Evenings for the Engaged Couple

The married couples who volunteer for St. Peter’s Evenings for the Engaged have a unique opportunity to emphasize the spiritual grace and meaning of the Sacrament of Matrimony and share from their personal experiences the real issues – both practical and spiritual – of living as a Catholic couple in today’s world. Engaged couples meet weekly with the host married couple for six weeks.

Contact Tim and Kristen Figge at (314) 835-3533 or by email


Meet With A Priest
Couples seeking to receive the Sacrament of Matrimony should meet with a priest at the parish at least six months prior to their planned wedding date.
Call the Rectory Office at 314-966-8600 or email to make an appointment. 

Marriage preparation classes

Couples who wish to be married in the Catholic Church are required to attend one marriage preparation program. Please make your choice from the following options offered on the Archdiocesan website:

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Marriage Encounter
Marriage Encounter is a small church community of married couples who have been on a Marriage Encounter weekend. During the weekend, married couples have the opportunity to focus on their relationship with an emphasis on communication between husband and wife. It is designed to deepen and enrich the joys a couple shares together, whether they have been married a short time or for many years. The weekend is offered several times a year. For more information, please contact Gina Marten at or visit

Marriage Encounter 

Natural Family Planning

The Archdiocesan Office of Natural Family Planning coordinates and promotes information for all five models of Natural Family Planning methods at 13 different locations in the Archdiocese to all Archdiocesan Marriage Preparatory programs through the Office of Laity and Family Life, the St. Louis Review, Parish Bulletins and through individual priests and marriage preparers who request specific information.

The Archdiocesan Office of Natural Family Planning