It is required that those who are marrying in the Catholic Church undergo pre-marriage preparation within the Church. Within the Church, a variety of options are available at different locations. Some programs are offered over a weekend, others for a couple of Saturdays or Sundays or one night a week for a few weeks. Still others involve 1:1 meetings with a facilitator and the couple. Not all programs are available at all locations.  It is a good idea to plan ahead. The more time you have before your wedding, the more likely you are to be able to find/choose a program that suits you and is available within your timeframe.

Depending on where you live, there are a variety of options for pre-marriage courses.

The priest who is going to officiate at your wedding will advise you on what the local options are. If he is in any doubt then contact your diocesan offices.  If you require assistance with the contact details, please phone us on 1300 432 484 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Reviewed
17 October 2019

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