Please note that all Marriage Preparation courses cease by 13th December 2020 and resume in February 2021. If you are getting married in Dec, Jan, Feb or March 2021 please contact the office today – thank you.
The information below is for engaged couples getting married this year and early next year.
We would like to inform you that our Marriage & Family Life office is open and still taking registrations and course bookings Find us at www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz (click on the Marriage & Family Life tab, scroll down to registration) This information is especially important if you are getting married this year. We want to support you to get through your Pre-marriage courses in spite of the current alert restrictions so that when the restrictions are lifted you will have already completed all your Pre-Marriage education.
If you already have the Part 3 online books and do not have the access code please contact the office today and we will arrange to send this to you.
If you have changed your wedding date – please contact the office and we can update your file.
We are working hard to organise online Part 2 courses for those couples who booked a face to face course. We are confident that this will be a smooth transition and we will inform you of any changes. If you have booked a face to face course please contact the office for an update– 021-02247442
Part 1 courses – via zoom
These remain online and will go ahead as planned.
Part 2 courses – via social media platform
These will continue to go ahead but will be via a Social Media Platform. If you have a date please contact the office to check that the date has not changed.
Part 3 courses – online – you will need workbooks and an access code
There are two options available for this course – one is online and the other is face to face – the online course is still available.
We are still taking face to face course bookings as we are hoping they will go ahead once the restrictions are lifted. Your booking is secure if you have selected a face to face course.
The Marriage Preparation Programme
Offers some insight into the dynamics of intimate relationships.
Takes a realistic look at the challenges of commitment and offers strategies for success.
Provides an understanding of the sacrament of marriage.
Courses facilitated by trained married couples.
Is approved by the Catholic Bishop of Auckland and recognised worldwide.
Getting a Marriage Licence : open this link for information
Information on Tribunal of the Catholic Church : Open here
The Marriage Prep courses are very popular.
Please book early to ensure a place.
(at least 6 months before your wedding)
All welcome regardless of religious belief.
A Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
Strong Marriages, Strong Families, Strong Communities
Congratulations on your decision to marry. The church rejoices with you and wants your wedding day and married life to be richly blessed. Our aim is to give you knowledge and skills in order that you might make your marriage the best possible, and to help you build a strong foundation for a lasting marriage.
The Marriage Preparation Team.
We are a team of priests and married couples that help prepare annually 300 couples for the sacrament of marriage. Every fortnight, 12-14 couples begin their marriage preparation with the Commit Communication Inventory. They then continue to complete a 12 hour course “Love is a Decision” led by a highly trained married couple, who use principles of adult education; with the session on sacrament led by a priest.
Gerry works as the Leader / Coordinator and has worked in this area since June 2017.
Gerry also works as a Lactation Consultant and has a Health Professional background.
Gerry is married to Jonathan and they are facilitators of the Marriage Preparation Courses.
Brygida is originally from Poland and her role in the Marriage & Family Life office since February 2020 is an Administration Assistant. When you the call the office you will most likely speak to her!
Brygida is married to Pawel and they are Commit follow-up Marriage Educators and also have a teenage son and daughter.
In her free time Brygida enjoys creative crafts and growing indoor plants.
Meet the Marriage Educator Team who have collectively been volunteering for hundreds of years!
They are here to guide you and are passionate about supporting you through the process.