Each year thousands of people happily marry in the Catholic Church. To further enhance the depth of our product offerings, we have recently added a "Marriage Preparation Program" to our course offerings called "Marriage in the Heart and the Mind of the Church."
Most dioceses in the United States require couples to undergo courses for marriage preparation. CatechismClass.com is proud to present a highly affordable course designed for use by the parishes as a catechetical text or by the couple as a stand-alone preparation aid.
Marriage in the Heart and the Mind of the Church is a series of reflections on the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony using the Church's Liturgy and the wisdom of theologians and saints as a guide. Intended for couples preparing to receive the Sacrament, this guide prepares the couple for the Sacrament of Matrimony and the interior dispositions necessary for marriage. A must read for all couples and a great resource for parishes to use with couples!
Purchase the online course and receive a 20 question test at the end to ensure your passage of the program. Additionally, if you purchase the online course, you will also have the ability to download a PDF copy of the ebook at no extra charge.
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Written by Preston E Wiggins, Jr, Marriage in the Heart and the Mind of the Church is a series of reflections on the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. Intended for couples preparing to receive the Sacrament, this guide prepares the couple for the Sacrament of Matrimony and the interior dispositions necessary for marriage.
Available in a 92 page paperback, this book draws upon the writings of Pope John Paul II, Pope Paul VI, Pope Pius XII, and Christopher West to present a comprehensive marriage preparation aid. A must read for all couples and a great resource for parishes to use with couples!
The author states: "These reflections are augmented by the reality of the emotional and psychological damage that children experience due to an unstable family life that my wife has witnessed as a mental health counselor, our own experience as mentors for engaged couples and our involvement in Engaged Encounter. I have brought these reflections into talks and teaching with head bobs of agreement from the participants. Hopefully, you, too, will bob your head in agreement and be motivated to do whatever you can to strengthen marriages and families as God has planned from the very beginning. There is little that is more powerful than prayer and witness of faithful Catholics madly in love with Jesus Christ."
CatechismClass.com's Marriage Preparation Course on the Theology of Marriage in light of the Rite of Matrimony, while an insightful and beneficial course, is not in itself a complete Pre-Cana Preparation Program.
Many Dioceses will require a couple to take part in an official recognized Pre-Cana Program to earn a certificate in Marriage Preparation. If you are looking for one, please check the following organization. They do offer complete Pre-Cana programs online: - CatholicMarriagePrep.com
Please visit the link above to explore this approved online Pre-Cana Program. For all of your other Sacramental Preparation and Catholic courses, please visit the CatechismClass.com Courses Page.