Engaged Online allows you to provide flexible, high-quality marriage preparation from within your own parish.
Designed to be experienced over a period of two to four months, Engaged Online responds to the call of the recent Synods on the Family for marriage preparation to be more like a catechumenate than a once off course that is completed in a day or weekend.
HOW IT WORKS
Impact Statistics from 2017
At a Glance
|Abstaining from sex until the wedding||
|Using Fertility Awareness Methods||
|Receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation before the wedding…||
|…(or a blessing if noncatholic)||
|Becoming a Catholic||
All the Detail
Getting Started is Easy!
Keep it Simple – Celebrant Supervised Track
You can opt for a simple, no fuss solution by instructing your engaged couples to enroll in the Celebrant-Supervised track. They will then be back in your office several months later with their course report detailing their learning.
As your celebrant, you will receive the Celebrants Guide (if the couple provides us with your email address). This guide provides an overview of the content covered in each lesson and ideal answers to the questions which appear in the couples Course Report. The celebrant may find this guide helpful for a more dynamic discussion in their follow-up meetings.
Sponsor Accompanied Track
If you are a well-resourced parish, you may want to consider a more active solution by recruiting Sponsor Couples from among your parishioners. This has the advantage of allowing regular face to face meetings between the sponsor and engaged couples and provides your married couples with a powerful marriage enrichment experience.
As the online environment is designed to be a self-contained, self-directed experience, all Sponsor Couples need to do is to do the course themselves, meeting with the engaged couple over coffee or a meal to talk about the course using the discussion questions provided in the workbooks. There is no training required, however, Sponsor Couples should meet certain criteria.
Want More Detail?
We have a simple information sheet that outlines the basic process for starting a marriage catechumenate in your parish with SmartLoving Engaged Online.