by Lorna Lasay Rosalia
Lahad Datu : The Family Life Committee of St Dominic's Parish organised the second round of the 'Pre Marriage Course' over three sundays; 1st, 8th and 15th July. The Family Life is committed to conduct three series of such course each year in February, July and September. The course is intended to prepare the couples well for their married life.
32 couples, most from outstations, enrolled for the course. 7 members of the Family Life Committee were involved in facilitating the six modules. Upon successful completion of the modules, couples were awarded the certificate of participation.
a) God's plan in marriage by Mr Teodulfo Rosalia Jr
b) Communication in marriage by Mrs Mary Doleres Lo
2nd Sunday (8th July 2012)
c) The roles of parents in the family by Mr Petrus Dalu and wife Julie Pasalle
d) Financial Planning in the family by Mr Sonny Legada
3rd Sunday (15th July 2012)
e) Natural Family Planning (NFP) by Mrs Rosalia Esquerra and Mr Teodulfo Rosalia Jr
f) Marriage liturgy by Mrs Lorna Rosalia
The facilitators rated the response from the participants as good with most of them actively participating in the workshop session after each module. It had indeed raised the awareness on the need for good communication and maintaining constant love, sustaining commitment required of married life and understanding the Church's teaching on the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony.