Marriage Enrichment

As marriages become healthier and stronger, couples discover that God has called them, through their marriage, into a partnership to transform society.

The Archdiocese runs courses that combine face-to-face and zoom sessions each year, dependent on expressions of interest in participating. Participate from the comfort and privacy of your own home as well as meeting a couple of times with those undertaking the course and feel supported on your marriage journey by other married couples.

Whether you’ve been married for 6 weeks or 60 years, the Marriage Course can assist you to strengthen your relationship.

"There's no marriage that can't be improved" - Nicky Gumbel

To learn more contact the Archdiocesan Family Programs Officer, Helena Zobec
A mentoring program for couples in their early years of marriage.

Each year for 5 years the newly married couple is matched up with a new mentor couple who meets with them 4 times a year to explore issues shown by research to be pertinent to building good foundations in early married life.

So over 5 years, the newly married couple gains insight into 20 important topics as well as experiencing 5 different mature marriages.

Ministry to the Newly Married aims to foster the development of relationship skills, broaden a couple’s understanding of each other and assist them in the living out of the sacrament of marriage.

Contact: Ralph & Angela Frank 0401 994 081

For more information:
Register your interest here.
A lay movement within the Catholic Church that offers couples a chance to discover the Lord’s presence in their marriage and to live in Christian fellowship with other couples as a way of giving thanks to God and bearing witness to Him in the world.

John & Alex Eyers
0408 497 899
Weekend Program designed to enrich and deepen couples and priests in their vocations and to help rediscover and reignite some of the sparkle that can get lost through time. Our mission: to proclaim the value of Marriage and Holy Orders in the Church and in the world.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Grace & Brendan Price
0423 431 683
Investing in your marriage and your relationship with each other is important. The Marriage Kit created by SmartLoving is a self directed online course for married couples wanting a lasting, passionate relationship. It can also be run by parishes in a group setting.

Enquire at

+61 434 346 280
Many couples at various stages of their marriage face times where they feel stuck and are at a standstill in their relationship. The SmartLoving Breakthrough course helps marriages under stress by working with individual spouses to optimise their interior peace so that they can approach their difficulties from a position of strength and love.

This course will help to:
  • Identify conflict triggers
  • Learn strategies to de-escalate an argument
  • Find constructive ways to re-establish connection
Register for SmartLoving Breakthrough here:
CatholicCare’s Family & Relationship Counselling Service offers counselling to individuals, couples and families who are seeking support to deal with a range of issues including: building relationships, conflict resolution, improving communication, coping with change, step parenting and parenting after separation.

Our Family & Relationship counsellors are professionally qualified Psychologists, Social Workers or Counsellors. They are skilled in individual, couple and family therapy and have a vast knowledge of issues that impact family relationships.

Our counsellors can help you by:
  • Assisting you to explore your options to change
  • Supporting you while you implement changes to improve your relationship
  • Helping you as parents to provide ongoing support to your children
  • Helping you as individuals to minimise the pain should you decide to separate or divorce
This service is provided in the ACT, Goulburn, Bega, Moruya and Queanbeyan.

There may be a fee associated with this service, call us on 1800 068 698 for more information or to book an appointment.

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services
“The Christian proclamation on the family is good news indeed”
(AL 1)

Read Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia here here.