Schedule and Registration

Classes are designed to fit your needs and busy schedule.

Choose from the following options: 1) One-on-one individualized sessions with Rev. Nelson at times that work with your schedule. 2) The online marriage preparation course in the privacy of your own home at your own schedule. Click here to learn more about the three online eCourses that are now available. 3) A combination of the above two in which you take the online course and then meet in person with Rev. Frank for the third and final session. Note, too, that a retreat format involving a Friday evening and Saturday for Catholic couples is also available. See details below.

One-on-one, in person classes with Rev. Frank:

One-on-one classes are customized to fit your schedule. You meet with Rev. Frank for three, 90 minute sessions. When you register for this option, Rev. Frank will contact you to arrange for the first session. Subsequent sessions are arranged based on your availability and schedule. The fee is $295, but the cost is offset by the $75 discount you will receive when you apply for your Minnesota marriage license).

Online Marriage Preparation Course:

Time: Your own schedule.
Location: Your home. Couples can live in separate places and complete this course.
Fee: It’s FREE when you complete the course and receive a $75 discount on your Minnesota marriage license. Use the SAVE20 discount code when you order the course to have the cost reduced from $95 to $75.

With this option you choose to complete the online eCourse in the privacy of your own home, at your own pace and schedule. Although there are many advantages to the in-person, one-on-one sessions with Rev. Frank, the new digital approach has many advantages, too. Click here to learn more.

Combination of the above two options:

Some couples will want to combine the benefits of both the online and the in-person approaches by completing the first lessons of the online marriage prep course on their own schedule, then arranging to meet with Rev. Frank in person for the third and final session for an additional $60 fee. (Note that the state of Minnesota requires a pre-marriage inventory in order to get a $75 discount on your marriage license.)

Weekend Retreat for Catholic (and non-Catholic) Couples:

This weekend retreat (open to all engaged couples) will be held on February 1 and 2, 2019 starting at 6:30 PM on Friday and ending at 3:30 PM on Saturday. The location is St. Ambrose Catholic Church of Woodbury located at 4125 Woodbury Dr. This retreat meets the requirements of the diocese. Note that non-Catholic couples who attend the retreat find it to be just as enjoyable and beneficial as the St. Ambrose couples attending. The fee is only $145 which includes all the materials as well as snacks, breakfast and lunch on Saturday. If you are interested in attending or learning more about this retreat, please contact Deacon Larry at or Rev. Frank directly at