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 very well organised and it actually gave time as a couple to think about what whe’re undertaking and it brought us more together. Theresa McC, County Antrim
I found the course was beneficial. I though the facilitators that conducted the course were fantastic and made the course enjoyable and everyone feel very comfortable. Grainne, County Antrim
Overall, I was very impressed with the course content and the facilitators were very friendly. Sharon, County Kildare
Found the course overall very good, the activities were great and a fun way to discuss our hopes and plans as a married couple. Aine, Co Tipperary
Perhaps make more places available. It is a good course, but we (myself & my Fianceé) were down to the last couple of places when we booked. I would like to commend our course facilitators as it was an excellent course, delivered in a way that made everyone at their ease. We had heard a lot of negative feedback/comments before the course that all proved to be not true in our situation, so word should get out there of how useful these courses can be and that they are positive and not arduous at all. Thomas, County Cork
The course was well rounded and prompted discussion between couples on several topics that may not have been spoken about in such a way before. Overall the course was enjoyable and useful. Bernie, County Offaly
We just completed a pre marriage course in Ennis today and I have to say it was really enjoyable and interesting and really got the two of us thinking about issues that we wouldn't necessarily consider.I will admit that I thought it would be a bit preachy but I was delighted to be proven wrong.Thank you to the facilitators who made our day so enjoyable
Prior to getting married last year my husband and I attended an ACCORD pre marriage course. Overall we found the course so helpful, friendly and informative and it gave us great comfort in proceeding into marriage. I think ACCORD has done very well in adjusting to the ‘modern’ era in terms of its content.
We recently attended the course in Mullingar and we both found it useful and thought-provoking and we walked away even more in love. As with all things, couples will get out of this course what they put in. Knowing that we were due to go to the course had us chatting about things that we had not discussed and this continued on the course itself. It is something that I would recommend for couples? Yes, definitely.
Myself and my fiancé just completed the pre marriage course in Balbriggan. I just wanted to email to let you know what a positive experience we found it. Our facilitators were brilliant.We had heard mixed reviews about pre marriage courses, and I was apprehensive. Before coming, I felt that if we learned one new thing, then it would be worth doing the course. In the end we both felt that we learned so much about ourselves and our relationship over the two days. I would highly recommend the course to others. We feel the course has brought us closer together.
We attended a Pre Marriage Course at the weekend in Galway, myself and Stephen really enjoyed it and found it very informative, it was fantastic!!. The Facilitators were so professional, warm and excellent at delivering the course. On Saturday afternoon the Priest presented the Church/Sacrament module he was incredible, we both really enjoyed the course and learned a lot from it.
Not at all what I had expected. Really enjoyed the course and it was good to spend time together looking at the future and not just the wedding day.
I found the course facilitators very knowledgeable, humorous and passionate about their work.
Enjoyable course, not what I expected.
The course was well organised and informative. The topics were relevant and dealt with in a very professional way.
Excellent course, delighted we attended. Lots of food for thought.
I came to the course with an open mind and really enjoyed the experience. I thought we had discussed most issues, but I was wrong. There are certain aspects of our relationship which need to be discussed further.
I really enjoyed the course and found it very thought provoking and very helpful.
We found the course very helpful and it definitely got us to think about issues we haven’t talked about previously.