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Together As One

This organisation is not a service of the Archdiocese of Sydney. Please direct any query to the organisation directly.

Description “Together As One” is a Marriage Preparation Programme operating in Sydney since 1984.

Together As One has been accredited by the Archdiocese of Sydney and is available to all couples seriously considering marriage in the Catholic Church. Whether they are engaged, living together, thinking of becoming engaged or perhaps marrying for a second time, this program has something to offer each couple.

Our course consists of a live-out weekend which provides couples with an opportunity to hear the lived experience of marriage from married presenting couples, to reflect on the questions raised and to share with each other their goals and values as well as their feelings, attitudes and expectations. We also have several priests who present on our weekends, discussing each topic in great detail and once again sharing their personal experiences.

Another important aspect of our program is that we also have a married couple from Natural Family Planning do a presentation at our weekends. They deliver an in-depth talk on the various aspects of contraception, the Church’s teachings on this subject, including Humanae Vitae and of course Natural Family Planning.

We currently have 4 agencies located at Engadine, Georges Hall, Ryde and Panania. Between each of the locations we offer 10 weekends a year.

In 2003, we assisted approx. 160 couples in the preparation for their marriage in the Catholic Church. In the past few years we have experienced a huge influx in the bookings for our weekends, with most weekends being fully booked out several weeks in advance.
Website http://www.togetherasone.org.au