‘Engage’- Marriage Preparation 2017-04-18T16:08:56+00:00

Marriage Formation for couples preparing to marry in the Catholic Church

  • Flexible format
  • Digital resources
  • Easy to run
  • Theology of the Body


Engage is a parish-based, marriage formation programme that integrates contemporary relationship psychology with Catholic theology for an effective and powerful experience for the engaged couple.

Combining a number of adult learning methodologies, the six session course is designed to be used in couple to couple mentoring, small home-centred groups or by correspondence. The programme can also be adapted for use with large groups in parish facilities.

The core content is presented on DVD and is supported by comprehensive participant materials. Each session is of two hours duration with additional take home activities (approximately twenty hours in total).

Well resourced, Engage offers an easy way for parishes to provide marriage preparation for their engaged couples within the parish.

Getting Started is Easy!

Option 1:  Buy it, run it.

Engage can be purchased as a ‘Teach out of the Box’ product and used as designed or adapted for your unique parish circumstances.  Couples already experienced in running marriage preparation courses will find Engage easy to pick up. Alternatively, Mentors may attend the Mentor Training course offered by MRC. Training usually takes place over one day or three evenings and includes all printed materials required to facilitate the programme with confidence.

Option 2: Partner with MRC as a Mentor.

In this model, trainee mentors attend the two day SmartLoving Marriage seminar for personal formation, followed by the Mentor Training course. Every aspect of the administration of the course is managed by MRC (bookings and fees, conduct of the course, provision of materials, supervision and in-servicing of the Mentors).  To find out more about becoming a mentor couple: here



Engage Mentor Starter Kit

Everything you need to become an Engage Mentor:
1 Mentor Guide
1 Mentor DVDs
Total Gift of Self CD & Booklet
1 Couple Kit
Getting Started Guide




Engage Couple Kit

The Couple Kit includes:
2 sets of full colour handouts with summaries, supplementary reading material, couple exercises and take home activities.
A Total Gift of Self CD & Booklet




More Information about the Engage Curriculum

Engage Overview: here – this post
The unique features of Engage: here
The benefits of mentoring to the engaged, the mentor, the parish: here
The course outline: here
The course materials: here