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 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.
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 course fee applies)
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.
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.
Natural Family Planning Introductory Sessions
Ever thought of learning about how effective and safe natural fertility awareness is?
Keen to know how this can fit into your lives?
Want to book into an introductory session?
Call the office – Gerry on Ph: 3603025 at Marriage & Family Life office.