There are 5 worksheets, 2 questionnaires, and 2 short forms total.
The engaged couples work at their own pace, they have one week minimum to 3 months maximum to complete the course.
First they will work together on the worksheets and submit them, one by one
We do not give all the assignments at once because the course is a gradual process.
Then they will read and discuss the answer keys together again.
So roughly it takes a minimum of 20 hours of work.
On average, couples complete the course in 6 weeks.
They get a certificate of completion at the end of the course.
$194.00 per couple.
$215.00 per couple
Military discount and scholarships are available.
Couples can add other services separately :
- Natural Family Planning (NFP) $99.00 for self-paced online course; $130 for live online course
- Premarital Inventory ((PMI) $45.00 (report is sent to the parish)
or $110.00 (Skype review with a trained facilitator included).
At first, years ago, priests and deacons only sent their problem couples: separated by distance, older couples, couples with difficult schedules.
Many now see the benefit of the online program for all couples versus live classes.
It gives couples more time and intimacy to discuss and process each topic.
It also allows for more resources via the Internet.
The program is not about knowledge. It's a process, a path towards conversion, and it requires time.
Because we have live instructors and therefore customize, we can deal and adapt to all kinds of people: convalidations, remarriages; we have handicapped couples, blind, autistic, special need couples.
We have more and more Inter faith couples (Protestants/Catholic, Jewish/Catholic or Muslim Catholic)
But we also have ‘specialized’ instructors couples:
- Several of our instructor couples are themselves in the military, they understand military life.
- Christian was born and raised in Africa, in a Muslim country with a large Jewish community, he understands both religions. He worked fifteen years in Africa and the Middle East too, it helps a lot.
- Rudy and Carmen are Hispanics; they take care of the Hispanic and the Spanish speaking couples.
We have instructor couples of different ages and background, it is easy to direct the engaged couples to them.
For example, Christian and Christine are ‘seasoned’, they like to work with older couples and convalidation.
Parishes don’t need to burn out their resources: they can send us their overflow or their difficult cases and we take good care of each couple.
It is very easy, the parish or diocese can check out the whole program online.
Just call 866-425-7193 or send us an email: email@example.com.
We also offer the formation of instructor couples to teach live classes matching the online course in their own parish and diocese.
Instructors’ formation is done online, in English, Spanish, and French.
. At the beginning of the course, couples can share their username and password with their priest or deacon so they can follow-up all their work.
. Couples can also print their answer keys and review them with their priest/deacon.
. At the end, instructors share the couples feedback with their priest or deacon.
The feedback is very complete and will give the priest/deacon a very good picture of where the couple stands regarding their willingness to follow the Catholic Church teachings, and their desire to participate ini parish life.
After the marriage prep, we have several ways to stay in contact with the couples
During the course we challenge the couples to practice the Sacraments and to connect to a parish.
We want them to check out what they can expect and what they can bring to a parish.
How important it is to belong to a parish and not remain isolated.
We also send an electronic newsletter to our alumni:
It includes life and faith tips.
It talks about parenting, spiritual formation, it answers questions from the couples, it gives news.
Since the engaged couples develop a great relationship with their instructors, they can come back to them at any time in their life.
Several of these relationships last for years.