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For the Engaged

For the Engaged

JOURNEY INTO LOVE

Congratulations to Engaged Couples on your upcoming wedding and marriage!  We applaud your decision to be married in the Church and we are happy to assist you in preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage.  The diocesan marriage prepartion program, Journey into Love, will be held locally on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 9am to 4pm in Memorial Hall at St. Bonaventure parish, 95 East Main St., Allegany, NY 14706.  This pre-Cana day experience includes prayer, presentations by trained team couples on various topics such as communication, intimacy, marital roadblocks, sacrament of marriage and other practical areas couples face in daily life.  Registration and more information about this program is through the Office of Family Life Ministries at (716) 847-2210.  The cost of $100.00 per couple includes materials, a continental breakfast and lunch.

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We, the members of the Catholic community wish to congratulate you on your decision to be married in the Church. 

Christian marriage is a gift and calling. Marriage is a challenge but the call to grow together in love is ever present. Know you are held in thought and prayer.

We are happy to assist you in your personal preparations for the Sacrament of Marriage.  Please refer to the following brochure.  Click here for the Guidelines for Engaged Couples.

Precana experiences generally include prayer, presentations by trained team couples on various topics such as communication, intimacy, everyday living, sacrament of marriage, finances in daily life and more.  Opportunity for you to share privately with your future spouse is provided.  Each precana offers unique aspects all designed to provide you and your future spouse with an affirming and enriching program.  You will receive your precana certificate at the conclusion of your program.

Any ONE of the following precana programs satisfies the requirements for marriage preparation for the Diocese of Buffalo.

Journey Into Love is a diocesan one day program that uses presentations offered by trained married couple teams.  Engaged couples use various communication exercises focusing on such areas as dynamics of effective communication; intimacy; marital roadblocks; natural family planning; serious issues which include money; drugs and alcohol; gambling and any type of abuse; Inter-religious spirituality insights and more. Program includes lunch and prayer service.  Price of the program is $100.00 a couple.

To register and for more information, call your Office of Family Life Ministries at 716 847-2210.

Ten Journey Into Love Programs are available at the St. Columban Center, 6892 Lake Shore Road, Derby, NY 14047.  These dates are: 

  • May 16, 2015 - Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • June 14, 2015 - Sunday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • July 18, 2015 - Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • August 15, 2015 - Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • October 17, 2015 - Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • November 15, 2015 - Sunday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

One Journey Into Love Program is available in Allegany at St. Bonaventure Parish, 95 E. Main St. Allegany 14706.

  • May , 2016 - Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Six Journey Into Love Programs are available at D'Youville College, 329 Porter Ave. Buffalo, 14201.  These dates are:  

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For more information and to register, call your Office of Family Life Ministries at 716 847-2210 or e-mail us at familylife@buffalodiocese.org.