Rev. Jerry Francik

Fr. Canisius Tah

To begin your wedding plans or to speak to someone about arranging for a blessing for your marriage, please contact the Parish Office (click here).

Marriage Preparation

In addition to meetings with the presiding priest / deacon, the couple is required by Archdiocesan regulations to participate in one of the following formal programs:

  1. Sponsor Couple:
    (Contact: Glenn / Sharon Jockle,
    A Sacred Heart couple is chosen to work with the engaged couple in the sponsor couple's home. A flexible schedule to accommodate all parties is arranged for the series of meetings.


  2. Engaged Encounter:
    (Contact: Adult and Family Ministry, 410-547-5417)
    A weekend retreat experience at a location in the Baltimore area, from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. The weekend is held locally at Holy Trinity Monastery, Pikesville.


  3. Marriage Preparation Seminars (Pre-Cana):

    (Contact: Adult and Family Ministry, 410-547-5417 or Glenn / Sharon Jockle,

A total of nine (9) hours of presentation on various topics, usually held on Sundays at Sacred Heart and other Catholic parishes in the area.


The priest / deacon will be able to provide brochures with the dates and times of these various options. They are available at the Sacred Heart Parish Center or click here for online information.