The Department of the Family Apostolate of the Eparchy conducted a Pre-Cana (Marriage Preparation) Course on Saturday, February 23 at the Bishop Molloy Retreat House (86-45 Edgerton Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11432). 20 people participated in the course.
The course was inaugurated by His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos, Bishop of the Eparchy. Classes were offered on the following topics: Sacramental and Liturgical Theology of Marriage and the Meaning of the Signs and Symbols of Malankara Catholic Marriage (Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos), Marriage Canon Laws (Rev. Dr. George Oonnoonny), Theology of Body, the Meaning and Purpose of Human Sexuality and Sexual Morality (Mr. Binu Abraham), Intimacy & Sexuality (Mr. & Mrs. Sebin & Sherin Alexander), Communication in Family Life and Family Relationship (Deacon Tom Cabeen & Mrs. Gloria) and Sacrament of Reconciliation & Faith and Family Spirituality, (Rev. Fr. Mathai Mannoorvadakkethil), and Marriage stewardship and Family Budgeting (Mr. Binu George).
There was a Discussion & Sharing Session on Present Day Challenges on Marriage. Adoration and the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation were also held. The Course was coordinated by Rev. Fr. Mathai Mannoorvadakkethil, Director of the Department of Family Apostolate and Rev. Fr. Michael Edathil.