Below the Office of Formation and Discipleship has gathered the most frequently sought after resources for those who prepare our engaged couples for marriage.
These are the forms used by clergy for marriage preparation provided by the Metropolitan Tribunal.
This form may be helpful to you in documenting your work with engaged couples for the State of Georgia. Georgia law provides a discount on the marriage licenses of those couples who can provide proof that they have received a minimum of six (6) hours of marriage preparation. Some counties require that their own form be used. Many counties accept a note on parish letterhead. The link above provides a suggested text for your convenience.
The Joy-Filled Marriage Program is a two-part marriage preparation series offered at the Chancery. Part I: “Living a Joy-Filled Marriage – A Virtue-based Life-Skills Program. Part II: “God’s Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage” – A Catechesis and Sacramental-based Program. The Joy-Filled Marriage program is offered in two parts taken on two separate Saturdays: “Living a Joy-Filled Marriage”, that approaches life-skills through an emphasis on virtue; and “God’s Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage” that presents the sacramentality of marriage. Attendance at both programs completes marriage preparation. Couples will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the second Saturday workshop. Click here for more information
We welcome volunteer couples to present the various topics during these workshops. Training and a modest stipend is provided. If you have a couple at your parish to recommend as presenters, please contact Daniel West at 404-920-7631 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The “Love Again Life Skills Workshop” is part one of two workshops that combined complete marriage preparation. It is a one-day workshop designed to help widowed and couples with annulled marriages anticipate the challenges and provide specific tools to help work through them. Each topic will be presented from a Catholic perspective, and the couple will be led through interactive, hands-on exercises to help prepare them for their new life together.
The Encounter weekend teaches a communication technique that allows each person to explore their relationship to the “significant other(s)” in their lives. For spouses, that means each other. For you as a priest, it means everyone you have dedicated your life to serving. This new way of communication is both specific and adaptable. You will be able to use it in virtually every relationship and situation.
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