Marriage & Family Workshops


Several POST- MARRIAGE CARE PROGRAMMES are organised by the Snehalaya Family Service Centre. CALL +91-22- 2444 8218 or 24468218 for details & bookings. Married couples are invited to regularly participate in this Marriage Enrichment programmes (MEP) and build stronger marriages & families.

Marriage Enrichment Programmes (MEP):
Sneha – Milan: For Young marriages
Sneha – Anubhav: Anger & Stress Management
Sneha – Sangam: For Inter-faith Marriages
Sneha – Jyoti: Communication skills
Sneha – Jeevan: Refocusing on your marriage
Sneha – Harmony: Building enduring relationships with in-laws
Sneha – Mid-life: Facing the mid-life years
Marriage Encounter (ME) : Week-end
Sneha – Sexuality Workshop.

Enhancement of Family life: (NEW)
Sneha – Parenting – Ten Modules to enhance parenting skills
Sneha – Money – Family & Financial Planning
Sneha – Parivar – Parents One-to one with a counselor
Sneha – Rituals – Creative Family Rituals
Remote Marriage Preparation Programme in schools

Training for Family Ministry: (NEW)

Bare-foot Counselling – Training for Lay counselors

FAMILY RETREAT -: Call Atma Darshan Tel.28363120

More details about some workshops

Sneha-Milan for Young Marriages (0-3 years) 4 hour workshop.

A four hour workshop for Young marriages in their infancy years. The workshop helps the couple to be aware of how they are coping in the first few months/years of marriage with a session on “Adjustments and Flexibility”. The couples are taught a particular communication technique called “One-to-One”. Final session explores how differences between the sexes affect a relationship and how they develop a better understanding to build greater intimacy as a couple. Finally the participants get a hand-out called “5 magic hours”, a self-help guide to invest just 5 hours of quality time a week to build a good marriage. Program may end with mass & renewal of “marriage vows”.

Sneha-Anubhav Workshop for Marriages – 4 hours workshop

Inappropriate ways of expressing our anger and hurting our loved ones is a common issue many persons face. Anger management and Stress management is the main theme of this workshop. Participants learn how to understand the whole phenomenon of anger and its effects on the human physiology. Participants learn how to constructively deal with and appropriately express their anger and cope with psychological stress. Program may end with mass & renewal of “marriage vows”.


Residential Week-End for English Speaking only.
Intensive 48 hour Workshop on inter-personal skills and learning ways to deepen intimacy.
For Registration contact Snehalaya or Alex & Maria Fernandes - Tel. 28884085/ (mob) 9322239228. Lionel & Maria Nazareth - ph.26116758/26631194/ (mob)- 9323403417.
3. As accommodation is very limited, the registration is on a first come first served basis.

WORLD MARRIAGE DAY – Rings & Rainbows an evening for Couples

The Sunday before Valentine’s Day (14th February) is celebrated as World Marriage Day (WMD) in several parts of the world by Marriage Encounter (ME). Over the last few years around this time the Archdiocesan Family Commission[AFC] with the deanery coordinators & parish family cells have been organising a programme for married couples called “RINGS & RAINBOWS – An evening for Married Couples”. The programme includes a mass with renewal of marriage vows, an input on marriage enrichment after the gospel/ post communion or after mass. This is followed by a fellowship. The aim of the programme is to promote a special day dedicated to married couples and celebrate marriage . The AFC wants to highlight the role of married couples as pillars of the family & make them aware of their “couple power”. 
All married couples are invited.


Couples for Christ is a mandated Catholic Family Association, that offers integrated Programmes for the Family at the Parish level,serving as an ongoing support system for couples,widows,widowers,school/college youth and working people.In a given Parish,CFC starts with a Christian Life Programme (CLP)-for adults, or youth/kids camp(for youth and children)-commencing mid Jan,mid June and end Sept.every year.Thereafter,in an integrated environment they experience care and support,receive teaching and training,and opportunities to serve the Community,the Church and Society.For further information,please contact the CFC co-ordinator in your Parish or Phone Joe&Clare:26336668. or Robert & Cynthia:39516218 or Norman&Jennifer:26871785.