October 23, 2018

Marriage Mentor Couple Training

In marriage preparation ministry, married couples help engaged couples prepare to celebrate and live out their sacrament of marriage in the Catholic Church.

From their initial meeting with a priest or deacon to participating in a marriage preparation PreCana Program, the entire marriage preparation process gives engaged couples a deeper understanding of marriage as sacrament. As a current or future mentor couple, you are a living witness to the sacrament of marriage as a holy vocation from God, a vocation that is lived out each day in the ordinary circumstances of life.

Marriage ministry requires the commitment of your time, presence, and enthusiasm, so that you may share your own hard-won wisdom and

experience with engaged couples and address important topics such as the spirituality of marriage and family, natural family planning, communication, and conflict management.

We offer training to help you prepare to become a mentor couple.

The training includes an overview of  marriage ministry, understanding of church teachings on marriage, specific training on how to function as a mentor couple and how to help couples plan the wedding liturgy.

We also offer workshops on FOCCUS facilitator training, develop specific skills to work with engaged couples.

For more information please contact Ellen Zafonte  516-678-5800, ext. 506 or ezafonte@drvc.org.