Marriage & Family Life

Supporting couples & families in their Christian vocation. Proposing the Gospel of the Family in today’s world.

Marriage prep

How to prepare for marriage in the Catholic Church.

Helpful resources

Resources and other information for marriage and family life.

Course registration

Upcoming courses for Marriage Preparation.

Marriage counselling

Information on marriage counselling

What we do

Help couples and individuals understand God’s Plan for Marriage and Family Life by:

  • Providing the support and skills needed to help them live out this plan in their daily lives.

  • Affirming the sacredness of life, the sanctity of marriage, the sacramentality of the family and a Christian lifestyle.

  • Promoting the Catholic vision of the family as “the Domestic Church” and a “school of holiness.”

  • Providing formation and continuing support in the areas of Marriage Preparation, Marriage Enrichment and Natural Family Planning.

  • Empowering families to share their faith in the home, parish, workplace and in the community.

Meet the team

Fr. Michael Kane

Fr. Michael Kane


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Michael & Nora Hartley


Book a marriage preparation course

25th April 2020

Due to the current circumstances booking of all courses have been suspended.

For those who are due to marry before 1st October 2020:

You should make contact with your Parish Priest so that he may fulfil the obligations of preparing you for marriage. Please do not re-register for a later course. Please also note that marriage preparation is a legal requirement for Marriage in the Catholic Church. This must now be completed individually by your Parish Priest before your wedding takes place. Finally please email: so we can refund your fee.

For those scheduled to marry after 1st October 2020: 

You are invited to email so you can be re-registered onto a later course. 

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Diocesan Centre, Coursington Road, Motherwell, ML1 1PP