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 2018:

  • 2nd & 4th February
  • 16th & 18th February
  • 2nd & 4th March
  • 16th & 18th March
  • 6th & 8th April
  • 4th & 6th May
  • 18th & 20th May
  • 1st & 3rd June
  • 15th & 17th June
  • 29th June & 1st July
  • 27th & 29th July
  • 10th & 12th August
  • 24th & 26th August
  • 7th & 9th September
  • 21st & 23rd September
  • 19th & 21st October
  • 2nd & 4th November
  • 16th & 18th November
  • 30th & 2nd 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

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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@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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