We are all called by God to follow our vocation. This decision comes with spiritual discernment. When the Catholic Church teaches that marriage is a Christian vocation it is saying that the couple’s relationship is not just their choice to enter a union which is a social and legal institution. In addition to these things, marriage involves a call from God and a response from two people who promise to build, with the help of divine grace, a lifelong, intimate and sacramental partnership of love and life. However, what begins as attraction must deepen into conviction and commitment. Those who are called to the married life should be ready to learn what their vocation means and to acquire the virtues and skills needed for a happy and holy marriage. St. Thomas More Parish prepares couples in the preparation of marriage. We also provide enrichment and retreat opportunities so couples can continue to strengthen their marriage.