Mentor Resources 2017-01-13T13:27:30+00:00

Getting Started as an Engage Mentor

  • Our guide for DIY training: here
  • SLEngaged Videos – Sessions 1-6 for couples completing the course via correspondence: here (Password SLE13)

Annual Accreditation for Mentors

Mentors are required to Register for Accreditation each year: here

Engaged Couple Admin Pack (to order hard copies, in presentation folder: here)

How to use it

Print version:  here

Couple Record

Print version: here

Online form: here

This is an official form that needs to be filed by the MRC office for EVERY COUPLE. It is part of the requirements for maintaining our Tax Deductibility status and professional practice. You can post the form to your coordinator, or log the information online* (preferred): here

  1. Checklist. Helps you keep track of your admin responsibilities and is the attendance record. Send the originals to your coordinator and keep a copy if you desire.
  2. Priest Contact. This is important for our accountability and ongoing promotion of the course. We want to build strong relationships with the priests referring couples to us.
  3. Address after wedding. Use this space to record to which address future correspondence should be sent.
  4. Notes.  These are not your personal notes (make these on a separate paper). Any notes that you record should be factually stated. A good rule is to only write what you would be happy for the engaged couple to read. Eg – “Couple did not attend session 6 as XXX was sick. An alternative date could not be arranged”.

Feedback Survey

Print x2: here

Give these to your engaged couple in the second last session for homework. They can complete them at the end of the last session. Do not let the couple leave without finishing the surveys and make sure you read the feedback before posting to your coordinator.

Priest Materials

Print x1: here

  1. Certificate of Completion: fill in the details and cross out any sessions not attended.
  2. Feedback: Get the couple to together add some comments for their feedback to the priest.
  3. Enclose all in an envelope and post to the priest.
  4. If there is a local priest supervising them but they are marrying overseas, you may need to make a copy of the materials for both priests.

Congratulations Cards x 3

  1. Graduationhere. Complete their details; make sure they have your contact details should they wish to contact you in the future. Include brochures (SL Engaged (for their friends), SL General).
  2. Weddinghere. Write a short message in the card and have it ready to post the week of the wedding. You might like to make a copy of the prayer you wrote for their marriage. Include brochures (SL Marriage, SL General, Intentional Couples Booklet).
  3. First Anniversaryhere. Send your greetings on their first anniversary (you’ll need to diarise this!).  Include brochures (SL Marriage, SL Mentors).

Regional Coordinators

SLE Coordinator – E Couple Management Notes Order Admin Packs: +61 2 9319 6280 or shop: here

 

Wedding Liturgy Planner

To access the wedding liturgy planner, it is available at SmartLoving – Engaged: here

Promotional Materials

  • Online order
  • SmartLoving Engaged brochures: view here

Accessing Videos for Correspondence Couples

The videos are available for viewing from the SmartLoving site.

http://smartloving.org/resources/engage-video-online/

A password is required and only registered mentors mentoring registered engaged couples are eligible to use them.  The password is currently SLE13

Click here

Articles For Mentors

  • Mentor for the Engaged: FAQs Session 1: We like to bring the ‘Gender-based Friendship’ reflection point forward before we show the DVD because we find it helpful to have a bit more time with the couple before we play the DVD. When the couple finish the DVD, they go straight onto the Couple Exercise.  – Elizabeth & Graham Barter, Chatswood, ...
  • Group Adaptations Group Adaptations
  • Mentoring – Session Preparation #1 One of the advantages of Mentoring in the home is that the Mentors don’t need to be skilled presenters. In fact, the desired atmosphere is one of friendly and personal hospitality. Above all else, Mentors need to be relatable and approachable. Professionalism and heavy theology can actually be a barrier to building rapport with the ...
  • Mentoring – Spiritual Preparation There is always lots to do at the last minute – checking talks, organising refreshments, getting children and the bigger kids organised.  While the practical preparation is important, so too is your spiritual preparation. Couple-to-Couple Mentoring/Small Group Ensure you don’t neglect your Skin-to-Skin*. This is so important to your couple unity. Forget about the logistics and just spend ...