Agape Catholic Marriage Prep A division of Agape Catholic Ministries, dedicated to the building of strong Christ-centered marriages since 2004.Online, interactive, and mentor-led Pre-Cana Program that can also be given in-person by trained instructors. Based on Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and the teachings of the Catholic Church. Contact: [email protected], 800-208-1364 Catholic Engaged Encounter An in-depth, private, personal marriage preparation experience within the context of Catholic faith and values.
Flexible and affordable, the course has an imprimatur and is approved for use in many dioceses throughout Australia, UK, USA, Canada, Africa and Asia.
While developed for use in six sessions by mentors and engaged couples or small groups, the Program Manual offers a weekend retreat format as well.
The program includes a Program Manual, Mentor’s Guides, Couple’s Guides, and a DVD.
Contact: Ave Maria Press, 800-282-1865 Joy-Filled Marriage Includes a virtue-based life skills component (“Living a Joy-Filled Marriage”) and a component focused on the Sacrament of Marriage and the Theology of the Body (“God’s Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage”). The two parts can be used separately, perhaps as a supplement to an existing marriage prep program, or together. Contact: [email protected], 1-800-376-0520 The Picture of Love Marriage Preparation Program is available for both Engaged Couples and Convalidation Couples explores the joys and challenges of living out the Sacrament of Matrimony with special focus on the importance of inviting Jesus to be the center of marriage and family life.
Originally released in 2002, Picture of Love is an officially sanctioned and proven Marriage Preparation Program, currently used in Catholic parishes and dioceses across the nation.
Married couples of the parish are trained to meet the engaged “where they are” as the starting point for dialogue about the vocation of Matrimony.