Marriage Preparation and ongoing support

For all couples preparing to marry in the Catholic Church
Marriage and Family Life

The Alliance of Catholic Marriage Organisations

The Alliance of Catholic Marriage Organisations exists out of a shared desire to be united around our service to the Church and our commitment to offer clearer, more joined-up pathways of support for couples. The Alliance recognises that this commitment is best achieved through the deepening of our relationships – not formal structures – but with the hope that a more visible display of our unity will be a blessing to the Church and the couples we serve.

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Smart Loving

SmartLoving is recognised internationally as one of the most comprehensive range of materials for Catholic marriage formation and has the Imprimatur.  It may be done face-to-face or as an online Catholic marriage preparation course for engaged couples. The online option means a couple can progress through the course at their own time and pace and will receive a certificate of completion and feedback at the end. There is also an option to be supported throughout the course by a married sponsor couple from within the diocese.  Register for the online course here and see the diocesan leaflet.

Grounded in the Theology of the Body, SmartLoving honours the unique strengths of men and women called to love and to be loved. Created with multimedia support, the courses make for a comprehensive and powerful experience which draws from a wealth of research, theology and creativity to provide a compelling and focused approach to building marriages and families that thrive in faith and in love.

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