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

Many thanks to all who contributed to our New Year's Brainstorming session  (Mon 14 January). It proved to be a great opportunity to ask why, about what and how often participating couples should meet to help each other grow in their respective relationships over the next twelve months.
 
Our next 'major' meeting will be Monday 11 February at 8pm. For more details, or if any couple would like to make a personal appointment (i.e., separate from the meetings), contact Fr James at 086-107 2930.
 
We have been 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 regularly on Mondays, usually in the Upper Room of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church. We draw on the teaching of the Catholic Church, as well as on the help and advice of experienced married couples.

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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