Parish Guidelines: Call the Parish Office No Less Than Six Months In Advance of Wedding
One of the languages the human body “speaks” is the language of love, spoken in a unique way by the sexual powers. We can understand this language by observing, recording and interpreting the bodily signs of human fertility. Natural Family Planning means using this fertility awareness to make decisions about parenthood.
The Sympto-Thermal Method, taught by the Couple to Couple League, is a modern, highly effective method which promotes life and contributes to healthy marriages. NFP Information and Class Schedules
More Information on NFP Methods: Diocesan Office for Family Life
St. Timothy NFP Instructors: Barbara and Len Rice 703-220-8023 firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are a few musical suggestions for your big day. Although this is a list of favorites, you are by no means restricted to it. Requests are most certainly welcome, but be advised that not all requests are appropriate for the Mass. Please know that we are here to assist and answer all questions.
Bryan Jackson, Choir Director
Elizabeth Katchmeric, Wedding Coordinator
Seating of the Mothers:
- “Air on the G String” by Bach or “Air” (Water Music) by Handel
- “Ave Maria” by Schubert or Bach/Gounod
- “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” by Bach
- “Canon in D” by Pachelbel
Offertory Hymn: Vatican Hymnal or Bridal Party Choice
Communion Hymn: “Panis Angelicus” by Franck (I recommend this because people usually don’t sing along at weddings and it is a beautiful piece)
Meditation/Dedication to Mary:
Some other thoughts
The Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend offers married couples an opportunity to learn a technique of loving communication that they can use for the rest of their lives. It is a chance to look deeply into their relationship with each other and with God. It is a time to share their feelings, hopes and dreams with each other.
Parish Contact: Mark & Cathy Stangler, 703 378-4150
A team is a group of five to seven couples that join together to find support in their efforts to lead Gospel lives. The couples meet monthly in each other’s homes for a simple meal and, in a spirit of friendship, share their experiences of the previous month. After dinner, the mood becomes spiritual as the team reflects on scripture and prays. Finally, they discuss study material on married life and faith. The team meeting is truly a unique gathering – lively and enjoyable, yet structured and meaningful.
Parish Contact: Len and Barbara Rice, 703-222-5121
The Retrouvaille Program consists of a weekend experience combined with a series of 6-12 post-weekend sessions over 3 months. It provides the tools to help put your marriage in order again. The main emphasis of the program is on communication in marriage between husband and wife. It will give you the opportunity to rediscover each other and examine your lives together in a new and positive way.”