Tawau : The Christian Family Life Ministry of Holy Trinity Parish conducted a pre marriage course in BM for 33 couples from 23rd - 26th March 2011, lasting 3 nights and a half day on Saturday.
Though mainly meant for those preparing for marriage, most of the participants attended the course so that their marriages could be blessed.
Fr. David Garaman, the assistant rector, began the course with a talk on ‘marriage according to God’s plan and the sacrament of marriage’.
This was followed by the talk on ‘the law (civil and church) and liturgy of marriage’ given by Melvin and Linda.
Mario then gave a talk on communication in marriage followed by ‘marriage and the Christian family” given by Julita.
The talk ended with the session on the natural method in birth regulation according to the church’s teaching delivered by Julita and her team.
Given 3 times a year, the course is usually well attended by migrant workers from outstations.
Sharings from the attendees were overwhelmingly positive. Most of them did not have the opportunity to be exposed to such input before, and the course has helped them to understand better the mission of the husband and the wife in a Christian married life.