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Couples for Christ launches a group in Peterborough

Jolanta Mokrzycka from St Luke’s in Peterborough has launched a branch of Couples for Christ in the city. Here she explains how it came about.

Couples for Christ is an international Christian community with 40-year a tradition, which is recognised by the Vatican as a private association of the lay faithful of pontifical right.

It is a family-based ministry which offers moral and spiritual support and guidance and helps couples to understand the differences between husband and wife. It also promotes evangelisation through example and helps to create a healthy and strong community centred on Christ. 

Being a part of a prayer group, a catechist, Bible study group leader and a mother, I came across the problems which various people experience. My personal life experiences and the knowledge I gained from my service showed me how much I missed God in my life personally and how much many couples would gain from following Christ together.

Jesus is the bearer of life, and we Catholics are called to bear life too, bearing fruit through marriage when we live our lives according to God’s plan. It is through our fruitfulness that we encounter Jesus Christ. I reached out to Couples for Christ in the central region of the UK, and they saw it as a good opportunity to extend their work with St Luke’s parish and other parishes in Peterborough.

We are delighted that with help of Couples for Christ Central and East Anglia we can now branch out to Peterborough and start a new Christian Life Programme from September 18. The programme is directed to Catholic couples, but it is also open to non-Catholic Christians who can become members as well regardless of their diversity.

The Couples for Christ programme also offers ministry support to children and young people, as well as to adult men and women, and we are hoping to develop all areas in our deanery. There are no limits associated with age, ethnicity or place in society. The organisation transcends all cultural, economic, educational, social and other distinctions.

To get in touch with the Peterborough branch of Couples for Christ, please email

You can read about more Year of St Joseph initiatives here.

Pictured above are Couples for Christ Midlands