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“Witness to Love”: Is This the Future of Marriage Prep?


Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 11/08/15

A glimpse at a different kind of Catholic marriage preparation that could change the idea of what “pre-Cana” means, from The National Catholic Register: 

“Witness to Love” is a virtues-based and Eucharist-centered model of parish marriage ministry. The core feature is that the engaged couple chooses a mentor couple they admire from the parish that meets certain criteria: married at least five years, preferably with children already, and active in the parish life and regularly attending Mass for the past year. The mentor couple follows the “Witness to Love” program in building relationships and marriage skills, while the priest or deacon helps the engaged couple delve into the theology of marriage and, with the help of a trained marriage-preparation coordinator, forms the mentor couple throughout the process. When the mentor couple fulfills each section or activity with the engaged couple, they sign and date it for accountability. Mary-Rose and Ryan Verret, a married couple at Father Delcambre’s parish, developed the “Witness to Love” parish ministry model and program three years ago.

Read how it’s taken off and how it works. 

You can also check out the Witness to Love website. 

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