If you are planning to get married, you should go and see your Parish Priest as early as possible, even if you are getting married in another church or country. Don’t leave it till the last moment!
Details of marriage courses are available from the Presbytery.
RETROUVAILLE A Programme for Couples Struggling in their Marriages Help Your Marriage – Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Do you argue … or have you just stopped talking to each other? Does talking about it only make it worse? Retrouvaille is a programme to support couples who have difficulties in their marriage. It brings a positive focus, new hope and helps nourish and grow your marriage. Tens of thousands of couples headed for divorce have successfully saved their marriages by attending and using the tools provided.
The programme helps spouses uncover or re-awaken the love, trust and commitment that originally brought them together. It helps them through difficult times whether they are disillusioned or in deep misery. There is no group therapy or group work. For confidential information about ‘Retrouvaille’ or to register for the next programme commencing with a Face to Face weekend in Welwyn Garden City on 24 – 26 February 2023, or a Virtual weekend on 6 – 9 July 2023, call or text 07887 296983 or 07973 380443 or email retrouvailleukinfo[AT]gmail.com – or visit www.retrouvaille.org.uk
MARRIAGE CARE READING CENTRE, wants to spread the good news of the services they offer to couples and also to stay abreast of any needs in Parishes. Marriage Care is a Catholic charity which can help couples to improve their relationship when things are not going so well. Our skilled relationship counsellors can make all the difference. They are trained to listen and to support couples towards positive outcomes. For further information visit www.marriagecare.org.uk or for an appointment phone 0800 389 3801.
THE JOY OF LOVE
Pope Francis’ recent document, Amoris Laetitia, the final outcome of the Synods on Marriage and the Family, is available to read via this link. You can also watch Bishop Peter’s Youtube video commentary.