​​Marriage Preparation News

Fully Online Program Now Available

Beloved engaged couple,

We have great news for you! We have completed the revision of the Online Marriage Preparation Program from Agape Catholic Ministries and is now available for you to check it out and register. We will continue to support and offer In-Person preparation programs as the context permits, and the excellent network of volunteers serving Our Lord and the Church can provide.

If you just got engaged or are new to the marriage preparation PROCESS, please check our timeline for a comprehensive overview:

If you have completed your prenuptial interviews and are looking for PROGRAMS already, check your options here. 

If you are civilly married or want to re-marry, this link is for you.


If you have any questions, please contact us. We are happy to serve:

Griselda Morales (713) 741-8710 or e-mail: vmorales@archgh.org

Amada pareja comprometida,

¡Les tenemos buenas noticias! Hemos completado la revisión del programa de preparación matrimonial en línea de Agape Catholic Ministries y está ahora disponible  para que lo revisen y se registren. Continuaremos apoyando y ofreciendo programas de preparación presenciales en la medida que el contexto lo permita y la excelente red de voluntarios sirviendo a Nuestro Señor y a la Iglesia sean capaces.

Si se acaban de comprometer y son nuevos en el PROCESO de preparación matrimonial, por favor revisen el timeline para una guía completa al respecto. (En inglés).

Si ya completaron sus entrevistas prenupciales y están buscando PROGRAMAS, revisen sus opciones en el siguiente vínculo.

Revisen la siguiente página si ya están casados por lo civil o desean volverse a casar.

Si tienen preguntas adicionales, no duden en contactarnos. Estamos para servirles.

Griselda Morales (713) 741-8710 o e-mail: vmorales@archgh.org


Civil Aspect of Marriage a Challenge for Even Small Church Ceremonies

The Harris County Clerks Office, which issues marriage licenses, is now seeing couples for marriage licenses but is doing so by appointment only.   What does that mean if you planned on having a small church ceremony in the next few weeks?  It means you have to get creative.

Marriage licenses issued by any county in Texas are valid in any county in Texas.  If you live in Harris County, check neighboring counties to find out if they are open.  For example, Galveston County is back in business with both their Galveston Island office and their annex office in League City, now open and issuing marriage licenses. Call the county clerk's office in your neighboring county if your's is presently closed. 

Some things to keep in mind when it comes to marriage licenses: 

1.  A marriage license is good for 90 days

2. A marriage license cannot be used for the first 72 hrs after issuance

3. The 72-hour waiting period is waived for couples who have taken a state-approved marriage education course through the TwoGether in Texas Program.  A parish and their program have to be registered with TwoGether in Texas to issue TwoGether in Texas certificates.  The archdiocesan Family Life Office is registered, and we have several programs with them.