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To: Pastors, priests, deacons and parish administrators
From: Daniel West, Office of Formation and Discipleship; Marriage, Family and Pastoral Care Ministry
The “Joy-Filled Marriage” preparation hosted by the Archdiocese continues in 2020 as it did in 2019, as a two-Saturday program. However, reflecting the overall declining marriage rate, please note there will not be a workshop held in December 2020, so couples will need to plan accordingly. Registration is online here.
“Love Again” continues to be held quarterly to offer life-skills for couples who are marrying after a previous marriage. These include couples where one or both of the partners have experienced an annulment, being widowed, or a civil marriage, and/or they anticipate a blending of families. “Love Again,” combined with the second Saturday focused on sacramental preparation, completes the marriage preparation process for these couples. Registration is online here.
“Witness to Love” is a new initiative based on the Marriage Catechumenate model encouraged by Pope Francis and Pope St. John Paul II. It combines a sponsor couple, picked by the engaged couple, and part 2 of the Joy-Filled Marriage workshop. More details and registration is online here.
All couples receive a certificate of completion at the end of the second Saturday. See flyer with registration information and all the program dates for 2020.
Understanding some couples might not be able to attend an in-person workshop, the most flexible option for your consideration is: www.catholicmarriageprep.com
For additional information, please contact me at 404-920-7631 or firstname.lastname@example.org.