Diocese of Parramatta

Pre-Marriage Preparation

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

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

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

Dates for 2017:

17th & 19th February,   3rd & 5th March,   17th & 19th March,   31st March & 2nd April,   21st & 23rd April,   19th & 21st May

2nd & 4th June,   16th & 18th June,   30th June & 2nd July,   21st & 23rd July,   4th & 6th August,   18th & 20th August

8th & 10th September,   15th & 17th September,   6th & 8th October,   20th & 22nd October,   3rd & 5th November

17th & 19th November and  1st & 3rd December

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

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@parra.catholic.org.au

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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