Engaged Encounter

The Engaged Encounter is offering an online course for marriage preparation.  To register for the same, please click on the link below.  This program is for couples only, NOT singles.

For further details, you can email ''   

Fr. Cleophas

Marriage Preparation Course

For Couples planning an Early Marriage
Due to the lockdown we  want to reach out to couples planning marriages ASAP. 
We appeal for parish help. 
Parish Help

The Parish Fathers with the help of the Family Cell and possibly twinning with  neighbouring parishes  prepare Couples. The Rite of Marriage and the Pre-nuptial Enquiry Form (PNE) can be used to guide couples. 
The 6 months period need not be observed for the present lockdown period. 
Further resource material will soon be ready. 

On-line Preparation

Is an option with its advantages and hazards because the MPC is not just about information but also assimilation and application. 
The pros and cons are being looked into and we will revert back. 

The Engaged *Encounter is also going to offer their help. 
Mentoring of young couples must be addressed by Parish Family Cells. 
Above has the approval of Bp Barthol Barreto, charge of Family Ministry.

Fr Cleophas Fernandes
About Us

Snehalaya Family Service Centre
is a not-for-profit NGO that helps families in Mumbai , India . In a mega-city like Mumbai, the stress and strain of living, with problems such as poverty, lack of proper housing, displacement, unemployment and underemployment, socio-cultural differences, marital discord, etc., proves too overwhelming for many individuals and families. Under this stress many individual feel lost, tried beyond their endurance, frustrated and defeated. People can seek help when capacities for responding to the demands of life are strained, when desired growth seems unattainable, when important decisions elude resolution and natural support systems are unavailable or insufficient.  MORE>>>

Here are the Marriage Preparation Courses that are being OFFICIALLY organised for the Archdiocese of Bombay for the period January - December 2020. These programmes should be done SIX MONTHS or more before the wedding to gain the best benefit from them. MORE>>>
On-line Registrations