Marriage Preparation

‘The complexity of today’s society and the challenges faced by the family require a greater effort on the part of the whole christian community in preparing those who are about to be married… In this regard the Synod Fathers agreed on the need to involve the entire community more extensively by stressing the witness of families themselves and by grounding marriage preparation in the process of Christian initiation by bringing out the connection between marriage, baptism and the sacraments. The Fathers also spoke of the need for specific programmes of marriage preparation aimed at giving couples a genuine experience of participation in ecclesial life and a complete introduction to various aspects of family life’.

 

Marriage Preparation Dates
 Immaculate Conception, Southampton - 7.30 - 9.20 pm- October 2019

Topic
Date
Mission to Love
Tuesday  1st October  2019
Dialogue in Unity
Tuesday 21st October 2019
Knowing Me, knowing You
Tuesday 15th October 2019
Building Unity
Tuesday 22nd October
Sex: Sacred Embrace
Tuesday  29th October
Soul Mates for Life
Tuesday 5th November
Natural Family Planning & Wrap Up
Tuesday 12th November
 

St Michael & All Angels, Leigh Park - January 2020

Topic
Date
Mission to Love
Tuesday 21st January 2020
Dialogue in Unity
Tuesday 28th January 2020
Knowing Me, knowing You
Tuesday  4th February 2020
Building Unity
Tuesday 11th February 2020
Sex: Sacred Embrace
Tuesday 18th February 2020
Soul Mates for Life
Tuesday 25th February 2020
Natural Family Planning & Wrap Up
Tuesday 3rd March 2020
 

St Colman's Church, Cosham - February 2020

Topic
Date
Mission to Love
Friday 21st February 2020
Dialogue in Unity
Friday 28th February 2020
Knowing Me, knowing You
Friday 6th March 2020
Building Unity
Friday 13th March 2020
Sex: Sacred Embrace
Friday 20th March 2020
Soul Mates for Life
Friday 27th March 2020
Natural Family Planning & Wrap Up
Friday 3rd April 2020
 

Holy Family Church, Southampton - May 2020

Topic
Date
Mission to Love
Tuesday 5th May 2020
Dialogue in Unity
Tuesday 12th May 2020
Knowing Me, knowing You
Tuesday 19th May 2020
Building Unity
Tuesday 26th May 2020
Sex: Sacred Embrace
Tuesday 2nd June 2020
Soul Mates for Life
Tuesday 9th June 2020
Natural Family Planning & Wrap Up
Tuesday 16th June 2020
 

Immaculate Conception, Liphook - Dates to be announced

Topic
Date
Mission to Love
 
Dialogue in Unity
 
Knowing Me, knowing You
 
Building Unity
 
Sex: Sacred Embrace
 
Soul Mates for Life
 
Natural Family Planning & Wrap Up
 
 
 

Testimony from Charlotte W

"Before we began the course, I wondered whether or not I would be welcomed as a non-Catholic. However, on the first session, someone else said that they were a Protestant, which was a bit of relief, as it meant I wasn’t the only one! So that made me feel more at ease.

 Around the middle of the course, the subject of non-Catholics was mentioned and it was established that Catholics do welcome other Christian denominations and are very happy if they want to convert. This did make me think a bit. Niall and I have been attending Mass together throughout our relationship and I do like a lot of aspects of Catholicism. It makes me a little sad when I can’t take part in Communion. But I suppose you can’t help what you were born into! It would be nice to fully be a part of things.

I felt very welcomed though, and can’t fault the course as I felt very accepted. It wasn’t too hard to understand a lot of the practices which were talked about as I’ve been attending Mass and I just ask Niall anything I don’t understand. Sorry if this is a bit long-winded!

Thank you again for delivering your session. It wasn’t an easy subject to talk to about but I think you guys did it really well!"

 

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