Pre-Marriage Course Standards

(The guidelines are clear ... For the full text, click here)

Norms set by Irish bishops . .


. . as followed by Together

Content: Core elements of marriage relationship form the basis of any course... sacrament, family of origin, etc...


Content: These are the elements that run through Together: ---relationship, communication and sacrament.

Dialogue: Emphasis is on the couple & their needs ... with the couples free to engage..


Dialogue: Our course asks about the couples' needs and concerns and responds to them.

Client contact:There should be nine hours of client contact, with the course delivered at a leisurely pace ...


Client contact: A Together day is from 9 to 5. If counselling is added, the 9 hours "client contact" is reached.

Training: All the facilitators should have the highest standard of training ... preferably in a Catholic institution.


Training: All Together-presenters are of the highest standard and engage in peer assessment.

Clergy input : A collaboration of laity and clergy is required in marriage preparation..


Clergy input : Our course input is by a team of lay men and women, with a priest or deacon.

Advantages of our course

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Our course enjoys approval in Ireland and abroad.

Many parishes mention us, including:

See also the Together Advantages page...
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