All couples in the Diocese are required to participate in some type of a formal marriage preparation program. Couples can fulfill this requirement by participating in any of the Archdiocese of Detroit approved programs.
There are many other AOD acceptable programs throughout Michigan and world wide. In addition to your pre-marriage workshop(s), we here at the clustered parishes of St. Cornelius and St. John the Evangelist use the FOCCUSS program. The FOCCUS (Facilitating Open Couple Communication, Understanding and Study) Pre-Marriage Inventory, developed through extensive research, is a conversation tool designed for couples preparing for marriage or seriously considering marriage. The FOCCUS Inventory will help give insights into the marriage relationship and will provide topics for follow up meetings with facilitators from the parish. There is a processing fee for the program of $50.00 due a the time of the meeting. The FOCCUS Inventory will be facilitated by Fr. Mike. We know every couple is unique. Their preparedness will vary based on the situation. You can contact the office at (810) 796-2926 if you have any questions.