Marriage & Family

Marriage Preparation

Click here to view PDF VersionMarriage and Relationship Education at CatholicCare

CatholicCare Sydney invites you to spend some time building or strengthening the foundations for your married life. You can choose between 3 different courses, suited to your individual needs: Becoming One, Intimate I or Intimate II. Courses are run either in the group or face-to-face format, on weeknights and some weekends.

Courses are run around the Sydney Archdiocese in the following locations: Bankstown, Beverly Hills, Carnes Hill, Fairfield, Lewisham, Lane Cove, Leichhardt, Miranda, Strathfield, Sydney City, Peakhurst and Waverley.

For more information about each course, dates and making a booking, please see our brochure and calendar or contact us.

Telephone: (02) 9509 1234


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Other Marriage Preparation Courses

Catholic Engaged Encounter

A weekend course which focuses on the relationship of the couple and their relationship with God. Engaged Encounter provides an opportunity for each couple to talk privately, honestly and intensely about their future lives together; their strengths and weaknesses; desires, ambitions and goals; their attitudes about money, sex, children, and family; and their role in the Church and society.

Telephone: (02) 9868 2924

SmartLoving Engaged

A multimedia course for couples preparing for marriage.

  • Presented by trained married couples with DVD input supplemented by personal witness from your Mentors.
  • Six sessions of 2 hours duration with take home activities for use throughout your engagement and first year of marriage.
  • All participants receive a comprehensive Couple Pack with summaries, couple exercises, stories from other couples and insights from Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body.
  • Available in three formats: individual couple-to-couple mentoring, small home-based groups, large groups.

Telephone: (02) 9319 6280

Of Life and Love

A weekend course designed to give special emphasis to the spiritual and sacramental dimensions of marriage, while paying due attention to the more practical aspects as well, such as families, communication and finances. Of Life and Love highlights the importance of God’s grace and of human love in building a happy and enduring relationship.
Telephone: (02) 9646 9010

Together As One

A weekend program that considers factors which contribute to an enduring and satisfying marriage and helps couples develop the knowledge and skills necessary to deal with relationship challenges. Together As One also demonstrates how the sacrament of marriage can enrich a loving Christian relationship.
Telephone: (02) 9771 4385