MARRIAGE
PREPARATION COURSE (PRECANA)

The marriage preparation program is called "Pre Cana" because they recall the wedding experience of Cana (Jn. 2/1-12) and remind us that Christ Jesus is forever present in every marriage. The goal of this preparatory program is to help the young couples like you to understand the sanctity of the sacrament of matrimony, the covenantal and sacramental aspects, and the unity and indissolubility of marriage.

FOUNDATION OF THE PROGRAME

Divine Virtues: HOPE (day I), LOVE (day II), FAITH (day III). 36 sessions in 3 days.

GOAL OF RESIDENTAL PROGRAM (WHAT DO WE LOOK ?

1. Teach the above dimensions
2. Assess your interpersonal skills
3. Your ability to get along with others
4. Ability to work with team and group

METHOD

Classes, Group Discussions, Group Activity, Prayer: Personal And Group. Purpose:
1. Help to know yourself
2. Help to know your partner

THRUST OF THE PROGRAM

1.God Centered Marriage and Family
2.Family centered personal development

RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMME

If in case of emergency you could leave, provided you have to compensate the missed sessions either here or elsewhere.
(If in case should you go, have to write down and sign - the leaving time and RETURNIG time - in the emergency REGISTER at the reception)

CAMPUS

This is strictly a non alcohol and no tobacco campus. No compromise. Violations would end in immediate termination.
If you have to smoke and no other choice, you may do that outside the front door, but not at any cost inside the building.

PARENTS CLASS

K.C.B.C. has mandated that the immediate Marriage preparation should include one day program for parents of the participants. We have reduced it as 2 hour class on Wednesday 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. Both parents have to come, if they can not you should present a letter from the vicar. If not, your program is considered incomplete.
So a completion certificate can not be issued.

MARRIAGE PREPARATIONS

Our Diocese offers a three level preparation program:
1) Remote preparation – after the 10 std. (Life Guidance Residential seminars)
2) Intermediate preparation – after the +2. (Life Guidance Residential seminars)
3) Immediate preparation – before marriage. (Pre Cana)

THE NAME PRE CANA

The significance of wine for Jewish wedding (Numbers 13/ 31); the remembrance of the past history of the people of Yahweh: how they ended up in the Promised Land. All these are involved in the process of making this wine, as they form a new family. The elders of the Tribe would "decide the wedding date and time", after this "fixing the wedding" they pray and make the wine for the wedding. The wine that would signify Yahweh's presence throughout the celebration is made within a prayer service. Hence this wine should not run short during the celebration. During the marriage at Cana – there happened a shortage of wine = absence of God's blessings, if God abandons, immediate curse on family by society is warranted. Because the people of Yahweh should not associate with whom Yahweh disown, so they hall have to leave the home and party. This family survived this religio-socio- cultural torture for they had invited Jesus and Mary. The invitations were accepted and they were there. SO INVITE THEM, that you would be enabled to survive any problems that would come across your family life.





PASTORAL ANIMATION
CENTRE FOR STUDIES (PACS)

PACS is a serene and pristine home for studies. Built in traditional "Nalukettu" architectural style (quadrangle building in three stories) and the centre courtyard has "Sannidhi" (chapel) amidst lush green accompanied ...

MINISTRY OF
FAMILY APOSTOLATE (MFA)

Church is the communion of families. Holy Bible is the stories of families where God made direct interventions. The most important, relevant and significant unit of Church is family. Every person in this world was born,

MARRIAGE
PREPARATION COURSE (PRECANA)

The marriage preparation program is called "Pre Cana" because they recall the wedding experience of Cana (Jn. 2/1-12) and remind us that Christ Jesus is forever present in every marriage.

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