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Relationship & Pre-Marriage Education

CatholicCare is a leading provider in Relationship Education in the ACT. Our highly skilled and experienced Relationship Educators facilitate relationship courses for couples, including those preparing to get married.  The 2 courses on offer are FOCCUS and REFOCUSS.

Facilitating Open Couple Communication Understanding and Study (FOCCUS)

The FOCCUS is a course for marriage preparation and is used by many priests, celebrants and educators who are helping to prepare couples for marriage. It can help you study, understand and communicate openly about many things that are important to your relationship. FOCCUS is not designed to predict marriage success or failure. It is designed to facilitate the process by which couples have an opportunity to explore the strengths in their relationship and the areas that they wish to develop further.

The REFOCCUS course is a marriage enrichment designed to help couples think about, understand and discuss their relationship. The course covers 6 major areas including;

  • Marriage as a process,
  • Intimacy,
  • Compatibility,
  • Communication,
  • Commitment and if relevant,
  • Ministry Marriages

REFOCCUS does not measure the quality of a couples’ relationship but helps affirm what is strong in the marriage and helps couples explore areas ready for growth and/or problem solving.

There is a fee associated with these courses.

To register and pay for FOCCUS please log into the Archdiocese website

If you are interested in REFOCCUS please contact 6162 6100 or email an enquiry to

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