Marriage Ministries


Pre-Marriage Programmes

We, as Catholics, share the delight of couples who announce their intention to marry and we warmly congratulate them.
We advocate for, educate and support marriage at all life stages.

For those preparing for marriage, several preparation programmes are offered:

If you are interested in marriage preparation please email or phone 04 496 1719 to register on a program.

Marriage Programs

Marriage is by nature an evolving relationship.  As changes occur couples look for opportunities to deepen their understanding of their Christian marriage journey.  To assist with this we recommend two programmes:

Let us know how the Archdiocesan Marriage Ministries can best support your community.

Felicity Giltrap
Marriage Programs Consultant
Family and Young Church Ministries

Catholic Centre, 22-30 Hill Street, Wellington 6011
PO Box 1937, Wellington 6140

ph: 04 496 1719

When a Marriage Ends

  • The Lazarus Experience – a weekend retreat based on Catholic teaching and designed to heal those suffering from a marriage break up.  The Lazarus Experience offers gentle support, comfort and healing for coping with grief after marriage breakdown.

Katrin Eickhorst: 04 970 9385 or 021 024 25570
Eustie Kamath: 04 550 9240 or 022 387 8435

  • Tribunal of the Catholic Church – The main work of the Church’s Tribunal (a word meaning a “Court”)  is to assist with the pastoral care of divorced and remarried persons seeking to have their marriage recognised in the Church, divorced persons seeking to remarry, and divorced persons seeking clarification of their standing in the Church.