FAMILY LIFE MARRIAGE PREPARATION
is one of God’s greatest gifts. It is considered a “great
mystery.” St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, chapter 5, verses
23-33. God sees how a husband and wife give their lives for each other
just as Christ gave his life for us.
The Sacrament of
Marriage is sacred, permanent and requires careful preparation.
The Family Life
Office offers the following programs to prepare for a lifetime of love
communication inspiration, rather than convey information. To provide
tools, which will enable future brides and grooms to better assess their
own relationships? To offer various ways for the woman and man to facilitate
their communication, enhance their understanding, deepen their love,
strengthen their commitment and nurture their faith.
Areas of Support
Encounter is a weekend designed to give couples planning marriage an
opportunity for an intensive and honest look at their commitment to
one another. Married couples and a priest give presentations for the
weekend. It is a very highly recommended weekend. If interested in any
areas listed below, please call 1-800-710-WWME.
designed to give couples planning marriage the experience to concentrate
exclusively on each other, tension free, and be away from the pressures
and interruptions of normal, everyday life. This weekend is designed
to deepen and enrich the relationship of a couple as they approach marriage.
It is very highly recommended. (The cost per couple includes materials,
rooms and meals.)
a number of Catholic Engaged Encounter District I Programs you can find
on the Internet by connecting to Web Pages:
note that Hispanic Marriage Preparation is listed also in the booklet.
here to view the updated
Marriage Preparation Booklet*
grateful to Blessed Sacrament, Holy Trinity Parishes, Westfield, St.
Catherine of Siena Parish, Springfield, St. Agnes Parish, Dalton and
University of Massachusetts “Newman Center”, Amherst for
adding more programs for couples to attend.
Family Planning is an integral part of Marriage Preparation. Manycouples
are unaware of certain methods used to achieve and avoid pregnancies.
NFP is a holistic approach to family planning. Its successful use to
avoid pregnancy relies on a couple following what they know about the
method and one another. Successful use of NFP requires a couple to communicate
with each other.
persons are available for training and answering questions you might
have in this regard.
Rivet (603) 595-3947
2. Edward & Suzanne Cottrill (413) 772-6062
3. Barbara Meier, RN, FCPI (609)
are planning your family or wish to avoid pregnancy and are looking
for more information on NFP you may log on to www.ccli.org/nfp,
(FertilityCare professionals and teachers), www.naprotechnology.com,
and fellowship program), www.omsoul.com
(Teachers and doctors with various NFP methods), www.inhisimagefamilymedicine.com
(Dr. Carpentier's website), www.boma-usa.org (Billings Ovulation Method)
& Parish Presentation for Remarriage
from the Past
Families of friends
Love/ New Life
Contact Person: David & Bridget Hennessey
Contact Person: Tom & Rose Sullivan
A way to grow in married love and holiness
Preparation | Marriage
& Divorced |