Marriage preparation for couples planning to marry in the Catholic Church

When planning a wedding in the Catholic Church, you should contact a Catholic parish close to where you live. The adresses of all Catholic parishes in Sweden can be found on Do contact the parish before booking the celebration and other arrangements for the wedding. The different preparation procedures in the Church take time and you need to ensure that there is a priest or deacon available on the desired day. 

Information booklet
This booklet provides information on how the Catholic Church looks at marriage an answers many practical questions about how to proceed if you are planning a Catholic wedding.

Booklet in Swedish  Vi ska gifta oss

Booklet in Arabic Häfte på Arabiska 

Marriage preparation course 2 hours

In the video below, you can watch a 2 hours livestream about marriage preparation with Jesuit father Klaus Dietz, the couple Ann and David Darby and Ulrika Erlandsson. 


In the video, father Klaus Dietz refers to worksheets. Download the Worksheets here.

Arbetsblad på svenska 

Marriage ceremony

A good overview of the ceremony in the church can be found here.

Leaders guide

For a priest or deacon or anyone leading a group of couples planning to marry, a leader's guide can be found here.


We're getting married


If you as a couple would like to get a certificate showing you have seen the video and filled in the working sheets, you can proceed as follows:

- write a short summary of the video

- fill in the working sheets above

- send the summary and the working sheets to [email protected]

- pay a fee of 100 SEK to KPNs Swedish BankGiro account 119-2053. Please state "Marriage preparation certificate"

- don't forget to write the two names that should be written on the certificate!


Gods blessings to your future marriage!