Marriage Specialization Course

The revised Marriage Specialization Course is offered to marriage preparation coordinators and their teams. The course content was designed to be taught in four one day, six hour sessions, delivered over the course of four months.

Diocesan certification in marriage ministry is granted to those who complete the marriage specialization course and one day retreat.

The content of the course includes the following topics:

Day 1

    • The biblical and theological foundation of marriage

    • The social and cultural context of Christian marriage in the United States

    • The mission of the church in our social and cultural context and our baptismal call

    • The Domestic Church

Presentación en Español - sesión 2

Day 2

    • The 20th century development of marriage preparation

    • Elements of Marriage Preparation and Marriage Enrichment Ministry/Programs

    • The sponsor couple (recruiting, training and sustaining)

    • Adult faith formation

Day 3

    • The catechesis on the rite of marriage

    • Liturgical celebration of the sacrament

    • Human sexuality/ morality/ natural family planning

Day 4

    • Canon law /the right to marry/pastoral issues/interfaith marriage/interchurch marriage/ cohabitating couples/convalidations/ annulments



Feb 2021

Pastoral Center

1201 E. Highland Ave. San Bernardino, CA

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



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