Diocese of Parramatta

Pre-Marriage Preparation

A wedding takes a day…
A marriage lasts a lifetime…

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The Parramatta Diocese offers two marriage preparation programs for couples:
1. Pre-Marriage Weekend Course
2. Prepare Enrich – An individualised inventory with face to face feedback sessions

Both preparations are designed to strengthen and enrich your relationship and work on building a rewarding life together.
Both preparations offer couples activities designed to explore your relationship together to:

  • Build skills
  • Use the difficult times to grow


Pre-Marriage Weekend Course

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Conducted in a group setting.
Time: Fridays 7pm –10pm, Sundays 9am-4:30pm

Dates for 2019:

  • 8th & 10th February
  • 22nd & 24th February
  • 8th & 10th March
  • 22nd & 24th March
  • 5th & 7th April
  • 3rd & 5th May
  • 24th & 26th May
  • 7th & 9th June
  • 21st & 23rd June
  • 26th & 28th July
  • 9th & 11th August
  • 23rd & 25th August
  • 13th & 15th September
  • 27th & 29th September
  • 18th & 20th October
  • 1st & 3rd November
  • 22nd & 24th November

Location: 1-5 Marion St, Blacktown, NSW, 2148 (enter from car park)

This course offers sessions on:

  • Catholic Marriage
  • Family of Origin
  • Sound Marital House
  • Communication
  • Managing Conflict
  • Couple Intimacy
  • Natural Family Planning

Prepare Enrich

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Individualised (eligibility criteria applies). Minimum 3 hour face to face appointment.
This inventory style of preparation presents couples with the opportunity to:

  • Explore aspects of your relationship specific to you as a couple
  • Assess your “strength” and “growth” areas
  • Receive feedback with a trained facilitator

Marriage as a Sacrament

Marriage is a sacrament that takes place in the Church, and which also makes the Church by giving rise to a new family community. The love between spouses is an image of the love between Christ and His Church.

How to Book

To check our course dates availability and prepare appointments, please visit our booking website

To speak to a course coordinator, contact 8838 3460 or lmf@parracatholic.org

The cost of either the weekend course or the marriage inventory is $295 per couple.
Please make your payment online as part of your booking.

Check out our brochure for Pre-Marriage Preparation.


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