Faith & Science in Strategic Alliance
Part One 3-Day Seminar: Body, Mind, & Soul
Part One consists of homework assignments and three days of onsite seminar participation.
Please contact us to discuss options and how we need to handle proper registration.
While all three days are required and must be taken in sequence, some engaged couples have attended the first Saturday (Day 1) and/or Sunday (Day 2) and then come back to finish the seminar by attending the Sunday and/or follow-up Saturday (Day 3) in a future One In Christ session.
For example, an engaged couple would register for a January seminar and attend the first Saturday (Day 1) and Sunday (Day 2) of the January seminar. Then return to attend the follow up Saturday (Day 3) in the March seminar to complete the Part One Requirement.
SEMINAR DAY 1
The first session on Saturday will address:
The Whys of the Catholic Faith as it Pertains to Marriage
Creation, Sin, Suffering, Redemption, Vocation, Discipleship & Covenant
Licensed Mental Health Clinician
Communication Skills, Conflict Resolutions, Virtuous Relationships
Trained Facilitator (Married Couples) Experiences
Finances, Budgeting, Stewardship
*Please keep this Saturday evening open as there will be homework requirements for that evening.
SEMINAR DAY 2
The second session on Sunday will address:
Overcoming Vices to Live a Virtuous Relationship
Grace from the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist that Build Up and Sustain a Marriage
Catechesis on the “Source and Summit” of the Catholic Faith
The Good, the Beautiful, and Truth Concerning the Unitive and Procreative Ends of Marriage and Family Life.
Virtuous (Chasity) Relationship & Parenthood Part One Talk
SEMINAR DAY 3
The third session will take place on a follow-up Saturday:
Body, Mind, Soul: Medical Panel of Doctors & Fertility Care Experts
Answering all your medical and health questions concerning the Church’s teaching on contraception, women’s & men’s health, miscarriages, infertility, and reproductive technologies.
Virtuous (Chasity) Relationship & Parenthood Part Two Talk
Sharing a variety of resources to help you succeed in living a Christ-centered marriage.
At the end of Day 3, couples are empowered to continue their marriage prep journey as they move on to Part Two.
Couples Feedback Medical Panel: Body, Mind, & Soul
Sign up as soon as possible as the seminar fills up quickly, and we close registration at least 5-6 weeks before the start date.
Also, pick the earliest available seminar. It is designed to inspire ongoing discussion and reflection for both of you as you continue to prepare for marriage.
Because preparing for your marriage is so important, you should register for a seminar which is held no later than 9-12 months before your wedding. You need to allow enough time to complete both Part One and Part Two requirements.
NOTE: Try not to take the Part One seminar near your wedding date just in case something comes up, i.e. sickness, death in the family, etc.
Part One 3-Day Seminars are limited (5-6 a year), so it’s good to schedule an earlier one so you can fall back on a later one.
Part Two NFP is only approximate 6-hours of class time, but classes are spread over a 3-4 month timeframe.