At Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, engaged couples are asked to follow a guided process preparing them for the sacrament of Holy Matrimony in the Catholic Church.

  • Meet with the Pastor | Introduction to a marriage inventory
  • Meet with assigned mentor couple from our parish | Follow-up on marriage inventory results
  • Series of 4 marriage preparation classes at PBVM 
  • 1-2 Follow-up meetings with your mentor couple
  • Introduction to Natural Family Planning [NFP] to be taken at any time before the wedding


If you are interested in more information please call the parish office at 916-481-7441


Standard Marriage Preparation Fee: $125 [$25 discount to registered parishioners]

To pay by credit card, click on the link below


To send a check, please mail it to the PBVM Parish Office,

c/o Marriage Enrichment
4123 Robertson Avenue | Sacramento | CA | 95821




What the Saints say about marriage

“Love that leads to marriage is a gift from God and a great act of faith toward other human beings.”

-Saint John Paul II

“Love between man and woman cannot be built without sacrifices and self-denial.”

-Saint John Paul II 

“It takes three to make love, not two: you, your spouse, and God. Without God people only succeed in bringing out the worst in one another. Lovers who have nothing else to do but love each other soon find there is nothing else. Without a central loyalty life is unfinished.”

-Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

“The love of husband and wife is the force that welds society together.”

-St. John Chrysostom

“The purpose of marriage is to help married people sanctify themselves and others. For this reason they receive a special grace in the sacrament which Jesus Christ instituted. Those who are called to the married state will, with the grace of God, find within their state everything they need to be holy, to identify themselves each day more with Jesus Christ, and to lead those with whom they live to God.”

-St. Josemaría Escrivá