1. Meet with the parish Marriage Prep Coordinator or pastor to review the process and get a few tips on how to be a sponsor.This is basically a coaching session. The engaged couple will attend as well and this will take place before anything else. You will have plenty of opportunities for questions.
2. Meet with the engaged couple six times before their wedding and every other month after the wedding. During these meetings you will discuss the questions and activities in the workbook that will be given to you by the parish Marriage Preparation Coordinator or your pastor. One of the six meetings includes having the engaged couple and your priest/deacon over for dinner so that the engaged couple can share with you and your priest/deacon what they learned about the Theology of Marriage at a local retreat. You may even be invited to the retreat with them.
3. Go twice a month with your engaged couple to Sunday mass, make one holy hour with them to pray for their marriage, go on one fun double date, and pray for them daily. These are all things that they will be required to do, but they are also things that you most likely are already doing.
4. Continue reaching out to your couple as they begin married life together! Consider inviting them to small groups or retreats within your parish. Always let them know they are welcome to attend mass with you and let them know that you are there for them!