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Relationships Enrichment: Sessions for engaged and recently married couples, Mondays at 8pm

Couples preparing for Marriage or recently married are welcome to join us on Mondays at 8pm for Relationships Enrichment.
Next session: Monday, 19 November 2018, in the Upper Room. For more details, contact Fr James at 086-107 2930.
 
The idea is inspired by Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of Love, in which the Holy Father highlights the importance of accompanying couples before and after Marriage.
 
Relationships Enrichment meets weekly, usually in the Upper Room of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church. Once a month we meet in the house of a host couple.
 
Our overall aim is to respond to Pope Francis' invitation to accompany engaged and married couples on their journey. See, for example, the following points from Amoris Laetitia:
  • The complexity of today’s society and the challenges faced by the family require a greater effort on the part of the whole Christian community in preparing those who are about to be married (AL 206)
  • I encourage Christian communities to recognize the great benefit that they themselves receive from supporting engaged couples as they grow in love (AL 207)
  • ... the initial years of marriage are a vital and sensitive period during which couples become more aware of the challenges and meaning of married life. Consequently, pastoral accompaniment needs to go beyond the actual celebration of the sacrament. In this regard, experienced couples have an important role to play. The parish is a place where such experienced couples can help younger couples (AL 223)

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