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.
Impressed with the hosts and how they gave real life examples helped understand how to work at marriage - Jackie Fermanagh
The course was very well delivered and helped to enhance areas of our relationship that we found difficult i.e. conflict management and expectations from families of origin. It helped to reach an understanding or how we would like to parent. R K Carlow
Handbook is very interactive and provides very useful information - M B Cork
Very thorough and the presenters related it back to personal experiences which made things easier to relate to - Laura Dublin
Over all not what I expected so would highly recommend everything. Sinead & Michael Wexford
Overall the content was good. No topic is delved into in great detail but all topics are touched on and therefore spark the conversation and allow for further personal discussion after the course. Fiona Wicklow
I didnt think it was going to be any good to us but when we discussed issues we found it really helped us as a couple to understand the others point of view and to talk and importantly listen to one another. Patricia Mayo
The facilitators were very approachable and easy to listen to with very relevant information much more than we expected. We would highly recommended this course to other couples. Christy Mayo
Very well run course, relaxed and down to earth not at all boring really enjoyed it. Jack Dundalk
Fun, practical learning, understanding more about your partner despite thinking you know it all Ciara Meath
The course gave us the opportunity to just be together talking about us, our relationship, our future life together. It was relaxed and enjoyable. I came out of the course with my confidence in our future marriage strengthened and fell in love with my partner even more and I didn't think that was possible. The whole experience filled me with excitement for our wedding. Paula, Galway
The course highlights the huge commitment that we are making to each other and allows us to explore married life in an exciting yet realistic way. Laura, Wexford
I thought the course was really well thought out, practically and skilfully delivered and really raised some very important issues which need to be discussed before marriage. Ciaran, Dublin
Just that I want to thank accord for reminding me that a wedding is a day a marriage is a life time. and thank you for reminding me that God is here to guide me (with all the preparation I had forgotten that most important detail). Grace, Co Down
It was lovely to meet other couples. We both were glad we attended the course as it gave us a chance to sit & talk about us in our relationship. Carol, Donegal
We had heard mixed reviews from our friends who had previously completed their pre marriage courses so we did not know what to expect, but were blown away with how good it was. It made us think about things that we had never thought of before! Claire and John, Co Clare