Marriage Preparation and Guidance

Couples preparing for marriage often give a great deal of attention to the details of the wedding, the location, the dress, the flowers and food, but often neglect the heart of the matter, the ceremony that will take them across the threshold to a new relationship. The ceremony is a critical beginning and expression of their deepest beliefs about this union. It garners the support of the gathered community to see them along their way, through good times and bad. It is also an opportunity to explore and create a mutual ritual to speak each of their deepest truths.


Sherry is available to assist with the preparation and performance of the actual wedding ceremony, as well as to prepare and educate the couple for the marriage journey.   Our society does not provide much support to married couples but after the wedding, sends them off into the sunset to live “happily ever after”. In fact, marriage can be challenging especially in the early years and especially without some understanding of the changes they are likely to experience. Sherry will explore with the couple their assumptions about marriage and provide some essential advice for the journey ahead to provide a strong foundation for the new marriage.


Ms. Cassedy has been certified by the Family Life Division of the Diocese of San Jose in marriage preparation and has directed the marriage preparation and support ministry program in her local parish. She has also been an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University where she taught Theology of Marriage in the Religious Studies Department.