“The vocation to marriage is written in the very nature of man and woman as they came from the hand of the Creator.”

-Catechism of the Catholic Church 1603



Matrimony joins two people in marriage for a lifetime of dedication to each other’s well-being and the well-being of their children and the community.

Congratulations on your decision to enter Holy Matrimony in the Catholic Church! We are excited for you in this special time and are thrilled that you would like St. Catherine of Siena parish to assist you in your journey towards Marriage Preparation and your Catholic Marriage.



Begin the Process…

We are excited to be part of your decision to marry. We are here to support you and guide you through the process of preparation. We will assist you in planning all the details of your Wedding through the initial steps, marriage preparation, rehearsal, and the wedding itself.

Contact Minerva Perez, our Marriage Preparation Coordinator, at (727) 531-7721 ext. 105 or perez@scosparish.org.

Marriage Resources

As Catholics, we know marriage is a sacrament. After the initial steps of arranging the wedding with our priest and coordinator, we will provide you more details about your marriage preparation process. Here are additional resources to help you prepare for the sacrament of Holy Matrimony.


For Your Marriage
For Your Marriage is a website, by the United States Catholic Bishops Conference, offers practical information and resources for married and engaged couples and people in serious dating relationships. In addition to articles on all stages of married life, the website features a Daily Marriage Tip, blogs, quizzes, book reviews, and Marriage in the News. You can also sign up to receive the newsletter About Catholic Marriage when you visit the Bishops’ website.


World Wide Marriage Encounter of Tampa Bay
Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a weekend for married Christian couples who value their relationship and desire a richer, fuller life together. Attend a Marriage Encounter weekend and learn the tools needed to keep your marriage strong.


Retrouvaille, a program for troubled marriages, offers hope and healing to hurting marriages in the Diocese of St Petersburg and surrounding areas.