In his Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis brought attention to the importance of pre-marriage preparation for the vitality of the family and indeed for the mission of the Church. This workshop will discuss parish based marriage preparation as a natural opportunity for evangelisation, nourishing as it does the spirituality, relationship and vocation of the couple and building up a culture of life, love and mercy in the parish community. The practical challenges and strategies for implementing a parish based marriage preparation program will be shared, as will resources, among them ‘SmartLoving Engaged’, that will enable your parish to prepare couples for marriage from within the parish.
About Philipa and Luke
Philipa & Luke Caulfield have been married for 13 years and have 2 very energetic children! Together, they present marriage preparation and enrichment talks and programs nationally. They have been involved with Parish Based Marriage Preparation programs for 9 years.