Training and Support for Parish Facilitators

Training and Support for Parish Facilitators

(Information for Pastors and Parish Staff)

Training for Marriage Preparation

  • the Family Ministry Office can provide training for new or experienced teams at the parish level
  • a yearly workshop is offered in the Diocese so teams have updated information
  • for parishes looking to form a new team, an introductory session is available for possible members prior to their committing to be facilitators
  • many resources are available through the office on any topic relating to marriage preparation. (Contact Teresa Hartnett at 905-528-7988 ext. 2250)

Training for Prepare-Enrich

  •  Teresa Hartnett will train facilitators on the Prepare-Enrich (Facilitating Open Couple Communication, Understanding and Study) instrument
  • Prepare-Enrich can be facilitated by priests, deacons or lay individuals
  • Prepare-Enrich is both well received and very successful in motivating couples to look at their relationship and find areas of strength and areas in need of further development.
  • Training  for Prepare-Enrich can be done in a group or individual session
  • On-going support for facilitators is available through the Family Ministry Office

On-going Support is Available

  • for marriage ministry teams looking for updated programs and/or information
  • by providing retreats or marriage enrichment for team leaders as requested
  • to provide materials for use in marriage preparation (includes program materials, candles, certificates); call Lena at 905-528-7988 ext. 2249