Marriage Preparation Course in Goa

Sourcing information on the marriage preparation course in Goa? Read through to know more and find info to help you plan your course. Before starting off with all the wedding preparations and formalities, An important thing to keep in mind is to register for the Marriage Preparation Course in Goa.

The course is essential for catholic marriages and has to be done well in advance before the church marriage. The course is valid for 2 years and is a must for a church wedding. So, if you are based abroad or working outside Goa you can plan and book the course accordingly. The course is conducted by The Diocesan Family Service Centre, Goa. It has centers both in North Goa(St. Inez) as well as South Goa(Margao). If you are based outside India, you can take the course at your present parish and submit it at the church in Goa you are planning to get married at. This has to be confirmed with your parish priest as well.

What is it all about?

The Marriage Preparation course has to be attended by both the bride as well as the groom in person. The course is conducted both in Konkani as well as English and is a two-day programme from morning to evening. The Marriage formation Department prepares the engaged couples to embrace marriage as a vocation. The Diocesan Family Service Centre in Goa is a group under the archdiocese of Goa & Daman. They hold talks, seminars and train and create awareness among the bridal couple on

“Building Happy, Healthy and Holy Families in Goa” 

How to Register?

To register for this course firstly, you need a Letter of approval and permission from your concerned parishes of both the bride and the groom. This letter then along with your proof of identity needs to be submitted at the centre registration offices where you want your course to be done. Whether in North or South Goa. A small amount of course registration fee has to be paid at the desk and you get to choose your course date confirmed. Dates can be chosen as per your availability.

Documents Required

  1. Letter of Approval
  2. Proof of Identity

However, due to the current covid pandemic, the course registration, as well as the programme, are done online. For more details please visit their site at

Well, if you are soon to get married and planning to do the course anytime sooner. Click Here to check out the available Marriage Preparation Course dates available for the years 2021-2022.