ACCORD Catholic Marriage Care Service provides Marriage Preparation courses for couples choosing to get married in the Catholic Church. We wish to express our congratulations and best wishes to you both as you prepare for the Sacrament of Marriage.
The Church rejoices in your decision to get married and offers its continued support to you as you journey together. The Church (the people of God) sees your marriage as a sign of God’s love among us. As ministers of the Sacrament of Marriage to each other you choose to live your married lives within the community of the Church.
The Sacrament enriches your lives in a very special way but it also enriches the community in which you will live. You become witnesses for Marriage to all with whom you make contact. Your parents, family members, friends, colleagues and neighbours celebrate your entry into Marriage and by their attendance at your wedding ceremony offer their continued support to you for your future.
Your decision to get married is a sign of your love and of your desire to be together as husband and wife. ACCORD in helping you to prepare for your Marriage is privileged to be part of your journey and offers you its continued support throughout your married life.
The course was a very positive experience - after the two days I am even more excited to marry J and to embark upon the commitment we will make to each other. - O Dublin
It makes you stop and think about your marriage and family life, and realise there is more to it than all the flowers and frills. E. Cavan
Getting to talk to other couples going through the same as you while planning a wedding was a great experience for me. - J. Wexford .
The course was without a doubt inspirational. It reminded us of the reasons behind getting married and provided us with plenty food for thought about married life and what it will have to offer - both good and bad. I laughed a lot throughout the duration of the course & certainly took away a lot to guide us through. C. Derry
I was skeptical, but it was actually a great learning experience for us both - to discuss topics we wouldn't ordinarily discuss in a serious but yet relaxed environment. L – Galway
The course was informative and fun and enabled myself and my fiancé to discuss important topics whilst always enjoying. I enjoyed the activities and group work, the closing and prayer at the end was really beautiful. Cl – Co Offaly
Great credit to the facilitators, very practical course- and the day flew by. Nice to meet other people preparing too A Waterford
The presenters were excellent. They shared experiences from their own lives honestly and openly. J. Galway
I found that I actually gained something from it even though I am with my partner 15 yrs. I think no matter how long or short couples are together there is something to be gained. D. Dublin
Would recommend this course to anyone doing it on the following, we were made at ease as we did not know what to expect. It was very professional and confidential. Over all we found it very interesting. L G. Co Meath
Fun environment. Good mix between individual and group discussions. - A M. Co Clare
I would like to say it highlighted certain areas that we need to work on such as communication as I like my smartphone, but overall I found the course very informative and fun. - L. Cavan
The facilitators were friendly and approachable. Everyone was made feel at ease and there was no pressure on couples during the course. The course content was relevant to marriage and life after the big day. L. Donegal
Had heard a few mixed reviews from different couples. Not as daunting as we thought. The facilitators were lovely and made you feel at ease. Made us more aware of the Sacrament of Marriage and that it's just not all about the day itself. – C. Mayo
It was very detailed. It made myself and my partner think of things that we wouldn't normally think about. It was good to think about life after the big day. – A Co Louth
Just don't panic about going to the course it’s not boring it's really enjoyable and you meet lovely people. You don't have to speak aloud or anything - G. Co Louth
Nice to focus on each other and not just wedding planning for a change - S M Cork