Organizing for Marriage Ministry
Invite Leader Couples - Recruit married couples with the qualities necessary for partnership with clergy. Select couples from varying age groups and lengths of marriages. Interfaith couples that are active in parish life also may be good choices.
Train Your Team - Register couples for training by the Archdiocese. Besides training, leaders' guides, couples' workbooks, tapes, and other resources are available. Parishes are not limited to a particular book or series, and are encouraged to tailor their program to their local needs. Choose a coordinator couple to manage the program. Provide on-going formation. Information about training.
Design a parish program that meets your local needs -Several options are possible.
Tailor marriage prep sessions to the needs of the couple with free resources from Marriage Ministries (Archdiocese of Chicago). Register to gain access to Supplemental Pre- Cana Videos and Resources for Building Stronger Christ-Centered Relationships at http://learn.marriageministries.com Topics include Children of Divorce, Step-families, African American couples, and more.