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Fellowship and Life


  • Patrick Tunnell
  • Phone: 912-201-4068

The Office of Fellowship and Life helps parishes and schools embrace the great gift of life – life with Christ and with one another – by supporting the domestic Church through families and Christian fraternity.

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Marriage Preparation Process

1. Initial Interview Contact your parish priest four to six months before the intended date of the wedding.  Your wedding date should not be set until you have met with the priest. Meet with your parish priest. He will assess your readiness for marriage and will answer a...

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REFOCCUS Inventory

The REFOCCUS Inventory is an excellent tool for the preparation of a second marriage or for re-affirming an existing marriage. For more information, contact the Office of Fellowship and Life.

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