About the Marriage Preparation Course
The Church teaches that:
"They are therefore invited to understand the meaning of the responsible and mature love of the community of life and love which their family will be, a real domestic church which will contribute toward enriching the whole Church."
"What the Church does for the family and marriage certainly contributes to the good of society as such and to the good of all."
Excerpts from The Pontifical Council for the Family on Preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage
With this exhortation in mind, the Malankara Marriage Preparation Course prepares candidates for the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony through the instruction of the essentials of married and family life. Participating this in this course is obligatory for marriage in the Church. Upon course completion, students receive a certificate of participation, which is valid for four years.