Marriage & Family Life
Providing the support and skills needed to help families live out God’s plan in their daily lives.
WHY DOES THE CHURCH REQUIRE ENGAGED COUPLES TO PARTICIPATE IN A MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE?
The important thing for engaged couples to keep in mind is the well-known adage, “Your wedding lasts a day, but your marriage lasts a lifetime.” This is why the Church encourages couples to invest time and energy into the all-important work of preparing for their married life together. The Marriage Preparation Course is designed to help you to learn and to grow, both individually and as a couple. The Course also offers you as a couple the opportunity to develop a better understanding of Marriage as a Sacrament. Opportunities for such learning and growth are created through the talks given by the presenting speakers.
HOW LONG DOES THE COURSE LAST?
The Marriage Preparation Course takes place over two consecutive Saturdays: from 09.30 am – 4.30 pm.
NB Registration is from 9.15 am – 9.30 am.
Upon completion of the course, each couple will receive a “Certificate of Participation” from the Diocese to give to the Priest officiating at their wedding.
IS THERE A FEE?
There is a fee of £50 per couple to help towards materials and other expenses. The Marriage Preparation Courses is not run for profit. The presenters give their time generously. Compared to other wedding costs; it is a small price to pay.
WHEN ARE MARRIAGE COURSES IN 2020?
18 JANUARY 2020 @ St. Augustine’s, Coatbridge
22 FEBRUARY 2020 @ St. Augustine’s, Coatbridge
21 MARCH 2020 @ St. Augustine’s, Coatbridge
25 APRIL 2020 @ St. Augustine’s, Coatbridge
19 SEPTEMBER 2020 @ St. Augustine’s, Coatbridge
24 OCTOBER 2020 @ St. Augustine’s, Coatbridge
(For location and directions to the Churches just click on the name of church.)
HOW TO REGISTER
As soon as you have met with your Parish Priest, you are required to complete a Registration Form for the Marriage Preparation Course you want to attend.
Early Registration is essential to ensure a place on a particular Marriage Preparation Course as places fill up very quickly.
You can register online here.
On return of your Registration Form, you will receive a letter confirming your place on the course date you have chosen. To receive your “Certificate ” from the Diocese, you must attend on the day you have booked.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
Expect to have a better time than you think you will! For more information please email:
Location of Courses
St Augustine's Parish Church.
12 Dundyvan Road, Langloan, Coatbridge, ML5 1DQ.
Start Time: 9:30 am
Finish Time: 4:30 pm
Cost: £50.00 per Couple
Includes Materials and Lunch
Rev. Michael Kane PhB MA STL
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