Congratulations on your engagement! The information below should help you as a couple while you begin the process of preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage.

Due to the nature of the Sacrament, at least six months of preparation time is necessary. One of the parties must be a registered St. Gabriel parishioner. Demonstrating care and concern of the Church for those entering into marriage, participation in a program of marriage preparation is required. Ordinarily this is Pre-Cana, offered by the Cana Conference of Chicago. More detailed information about the marriage preparation requirements can be found at: 


“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

— I Corinthians 13:13