Registration for Marriage Preparation

Registration for Marriage Preparation 2022

Welcome to marriage preparation in the Diocese of East Anglia!  This programme is an extensive and comprehensive preparation to Catholic marriage. You will be given:

  1. Four parish sessions in your local area, using the diocese’ own So Great A Mystery booklet, delivered by a local Priest, Deacon or lay person. This booklet offers a catechetical introduction to the sacramental nature of Catholic marriage. For these four sessions you need to register with your local Parish Priest.
  2. You will also be give a full Saturday on the Smart Loving programme. This Saturday includes lunch and tea/coffee and offers a range of detailed exercises that you as a couple will work through, addressing: communication, household management, expectations, ways of loving, addressing the past, sacramentality, prayer, sexuality and more. The Smart Loving programme has been developed over two decades and draws on relationship psychology, Catholic doctrine and Theologies of the Body. The Smart Loving Saturday sessions are offered throughout the diocese – feel free to choose the date/venue which works best for you, below.

Once you have completed both parts of this preparation, you will be given a certificate that you can take to the Priest who is arranging your paperwork. If you are getting married in another diocese, either here or outside the UK, you will need to follow an additional administrative process overseen by the diocesan Chancellor, so please make sure you register for marriage preparation in good time before your planned wedding date.

The 2022 dates are:

Our Lady Immaculate and St Etheldreda, Newmarket       Feb 19, 2022        10am-4pm

St John the Baptist Cathedral, Norwich                           Mar 5, 2022          10am-4pm

St Oswald’s, Peterborough                                              Apr 30, 2022         10am-4pm

Our Lady Immaculate and St Etheldreda, Newmarket    Nov 19, 2020         10am-4pm

Use the form below to book and for more information, please contact: mflc.eastanglia@rcdea.org.uk

For further information, contact your parish priest or Dr Bonnie Lander Johnson at mflc.eastanglia@rcdea.org.uk
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