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2016 Marriage prep course schedule

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The following marriage preparation courses — Pre-Cana and Remarriage — will be offered by the Diocese of Wilmington’s Office for Marriage and Family Life this year:

Pre-Cana

New Castle County locations

St. Joseph on the Brandywine, Greenville

  • Sundays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

July 10 & 24; October 2 & 16

  • Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

June 11, September 17, November 12

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Immaculate Heart of Mary, Liftwood

  • Wednesday nights, 6 to 10 p.m.

May 11 & 25; June 15 & 29; September 7 & 21;

October 12 & 26

Other locations

St. Bernadette, Harrington

  • Monday nights, 7 to 10 p.m.

May 2 & 16

St. John the Apostle, Milford

  • Monday nights, 7 to 10 p.m.

November 7 & 14

St. Francis de Sales, Salisbury, Md.

  • Sunday afternoons 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

All four classes (I-IV) need to be taken in any order:

  1. May 15, Sept. 18
  2. June 19, Oct. 16

III. July 17, Nov. 20

  1. Aug. 21, Dec. 18

 

Remarriage programs

Resurrection Parish, Wilmington

  • June 8, 15, 22
  • October 12, 19, 26

There is a $125 registration fee for Pre-Cana and Remarriage courses. Classes fill up fast. Call the Office for Marriage and Family Life, (302) 295-0657 for more information.

 

 

 

Diocesan Guidelines

for Marriage Preparation

 

The Diocese of Wilmington’s Marriage Preparatory Policy and Guidelines require that contact with the parish priest or deacon be initiated one year before the date of the proposed marriage, and includes the following steps:

  1. Meetings with priest/deacon to start formal preparation, determine readiness to marry, explore religious dimension of married life.
  2. Educational Program (Pre-Cana Classes, Engaged Enrichment Day Conference, or Remarriage Program) to provide sacramental formation, skill building, and for gaining insights from experienced married couples.
  3. Some parishes require Sponsor/Mentoring Couples. This is 1:1 or small group meetings with the engaged couple(s) and a married couple at the parish level. The purpose is to concentrate on specific areas of married life as well as an opportunity to share with other engaged couples and a married couple.

The requirement of adequate marriage preparation applies to all couples.

 

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