Helping To Build Stronger Marriages and Families

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You can't go to Church on Holy Thursday. Take this as an opportunity for a meaningful Family Liturgy, using a loaf of bread/hot cross buns.

What are couples preparing for marriage expecting?

Watch the video: Marriage Preparation Course - a blessing or a burden?


Who can access the MPC programme on our website?

  • All couples who are preparing for marriage, both those living in Mumbai and in other parts of the country.

  • All couples living abroad and planning to get married in Mumbai.

  • All priests and especially those who are dealing with couples in parishes . Priests can mention the name of any couple.

  • All married couples who are planning to renew their marriage commitment for one reason or the other.

  • Format for the MPC Certificate is include in the course material to be duly signed by the Priest of the Parish on completion of the questionnaires included in the Course Material

  • Registration at NO COST


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

Year of the Family - Amoris Laetitia

19 March 2021 to 26 June 2022

We in Mumbai inaugurate the Year by launching the themes .

See the Introductory Resource Material for Theme 1

Initiate a Daily Family Prayer in every home (See Prayer Card)

Watch carefully the Video talk on 'Marriage in the Scriptures'

Plan follow up activities in each parish/deanery.


Cleophas Fernandes

Resource YOF 1.pdf
YOF Prayer Card.pdf

Marriage in the Scriptures

Video talk by Fr. Michael D'Cunha

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>>>

Snehalaya Office Functioning :

Days: Monday to Saturday, Daily but closed on Public and Church Holidays.

Open for online telephone contact but visits to the Office can only be done by prior appointments.

Timings: Mornings: 10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and Evenings: 3.00 to 5.30 p.m.

Telephone Numbers : Landline: 214448218 Mobile: 9321179831