Catholic Marriage and Family Care
love and life Youth education not only is the focus of the Parish work, but also the mission of our agency. Our agency is dedicated to conduct "Love and Life Education”. We re-established the “Love and Life Education” program since we had received funding from the Hong Kong Catholic diocese in 2004, aiming to convey a message of love and life to the youth, parents and youth workers.

"Love nurturing life, life living out love" is a program that outlines the purpose of love and life education, aiming to let young people understand the meaning and relationship of "love" and "life" and to live out God's love. We have established a series of educational goals according to the developmental need of the youth (e.g. self-esteem, interpersonal relationship and sexual confusion etc). We also implement interactive elements, emphasize experiential learning and guide them in discussing difference issues in the science, psychological and social perspectives so as to foster their analytical and critical thinking ability.

“Love and Life Education” also focuses on the overall development of the youth. By exploring different topics, we guide young people to understand self-worth and inspire them to reflect the meaning and purpose of life. Therefore, “Love and Life Education” features body-mind-spirit whole-person training that aims to help the youth identify their focus and equip them with an ability to judge right and wrong so as to make a good preparation for a fruitful life.

We partner with schools to provide them professional and comprehensive “Love and Life Education” program. We can also tailor-make materials focusing on the needs of the schools and deliver in different ways like talks, workshops or day camps.


How to Apply:

  • Groups:
    • Talks and activities can be arranged by appointment.
    • We reply by phone or in writing, to determine the types of services, time and place.
  • Contact Us:
    • Location: Room 883, 8/F, Block C, Catholic Diocese Centre, 16 Caine Road, Hong Kong
    • Email: [email protected]
    • Phone: 2523 3128、2523 3682
    • Fax: 2523 3121

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Typhoons and Bad Weather Arrangement

Office Working Hours (Tel: 2523 3682)
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Closed on Sundays and public holidays

Our centre will be based on the following principles to determine under Typhoons and Bad Weather arrangement:

If Typhoon Signal No.8 or above / the Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is / will be in force on or after 6:45 am on the day, the morning (am) session of both the indoor and outdoor programs / services will be cancelled.

If Typhoon Signal No.8 or above / the Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is / will be in force on or after 12:00 noon, the afternoon (pm) session of both the indoor and outdoor programs / services will be cancelled.

If Typhoon Signal No.8 or above is lowered to Typhoon Signal No.3 / the Black Rainstorm Signal is changed to Red or Yellow Rainstorm Warning Signal on or before 12:00 noon, the afternoon (pm) session of the indoor programs / services will be resumed. All the outdoor programs will be cancelled.

If Typhoon Signal No.8 or above is lowered to Typhoon Signal No.3 / the Black Rainstorm Signal is changed to Red or Yellow Rainstorm Warning Signal on or before 4:00 pm, the night session of the indoor programs / services will be resumed. All the outdoor programs will be cancelled.

* For the arrangement of indoor program, please contact the responsible service unit.
Pre-marital Preparation (Non-Catholics)


FOCCUS
Pre-marriage Course

  • FOCCUS is a premarital inventory designed for helping engaged couples to explore pertinent issues related to their marriage. It has been developed since 1985. It is considered to be one of the most popular and effective tools for marriage preparation nowadays.


  • Service advantages

    There are three advantages in using FOCCUS

    • FOCCUS questionnaire is easy to be understood. It is suitable for individuals with varies backgrounds;
    • A couple can learn about the strengths and areas for growth in their relationship within a short period of time;
    • The questionnaire covers 16 areas in marriage:
    Lifestyle expectation Friends and interests
    Personality match Personal issues
    Communication skills Problem-solving skills
    Religion and Values Parenting
    Extended families Sex Life
    Financial management Marriage preparation
    Marriage covenant Interfaith marriages
    Second marriages Family of Origin issue
    Development of dual roles Premarital cohabitation

    FOCCUS staff qualifications

    FOCCUS facilitators are qualified with a master degree in social work or counseling and training in marriage counseling with the accreditation by FOCCUS as qualified facilitator


    Fee

  • FOCCUS Marriage Preparation Service includes two or three sessions, about 5-6 hours
  • Non-peak hours(Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm)$2,000 for each couple (The waiting time will be about a month, it depends on the numbers of participants at that time)
  • Peak hours(Monday-Friday 5pm-9pm;Saturday, 9am-12noon)$2,800 for each couple (The waiting time will be about two - three months, it depends on the numbers of participants at that time)

  • Four Steps to Assess

  • Registration and Fee payment should be completed 6 to 9 months before wedding
  • Make appointment
  • Answer the questionnaire. Then, discuss the result of the analysis with a responsible facilitator (Two to Three sessions, about 5-6 hours)
  • If necessary, facilitator will make referrals to other counseling service


  • Remarks

  • Registration cannot be transferred to other people. The enrolled couple should come together.
  • Registration and Fee Payment should be completed 6 months before wedding.
  • Fees are not refundable.
  • Participants shall notify the change of appointment 12 hours in advance, otherwise the centre will charge $200 as administration fee.
  • Counselling services must be completed within 9 months starting from the first meeting.
  • For those who have financial difficulties, please contact us for discussion on fee deduction.
  • If Typhoon Signal No.8 or / the Black Rainstorm Warning Signal will be in force within three hours before the appointment, the appointment will be postponed.
  • We reserve the right for the final decision.


  • Registration

  • Please send the Application Form
  • Payable to "The Hong Kong Catholic Marriage Advisory Council" To Room 101, Low Block, 1/F, 181 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong (Attn: Hong Kong Marriage Advisory Council)
  • Please mark "FOCCUS marriage preparation service" on the envelope, and also include a stamped return envelope
  • Or
  • Desposit the fee to HSBC Account 002-220093-003, send the Application Form and pay-in-slip by email [email protected] or fax 2526-3376 or maill address as above



  • Contact us

    The Hong Kong Catholic Marriage Advisory Council
    Address:Room 101, Low Block, 1/F, 181 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong
    Tel :2810 1104
    Fax:2526 3376
    Email:[email protected]

    Office Working Hours

    Monday - Friday:9am to 1pm,2pm to 5pm
    Saturday:9am to 12pm
    Sundays and public holidays:Closed




    Marriage and Family Service Objective:

    • Help individuals understand and build self-esteem
    • Instill proper knowledge and attitude regarding the two genders
    • Promote marital relationship
    • Advocate for marriage and family with a responsible and positive attitude


    Service Type:

    Different ways of promoting family education according to different needs of the service users: school seminars / workshops, youth groups, pre-marital / couple groups, relationship workshops, couples events / seminars, family activities, radio broadcasting, family life education publication and public exhibition.


    Family Life Education Workers Qualification:

    A recognized bachelor or master degree in social work
    Registered social workers
    Extensive work experience in marriage, family relationships, youth development, parenting and mental health education
    Experienced in leading talk, seminar and workshop



    Target Group and Service Content

    Target: Adolescent
    Topics:
    • Promoting self-awareness
    • Pubertal changes and adjustment
    • Relationship with Parents
    • Roles and responsibilities of young people
    • Managing emotional distress
    • Skills in managing pressure
    • Interpersonal and Love relationship
    • Premarital sex


    Target: Expectant Parents
    Topics:
    • Physical and mental preparation
    • Psychological and mood changes of the couple during pregnancy
    • Marital relationship during pregnancy
    • Treatment of postpartum depression
    • Baby and infant development
    • Parental roles and responsibilities


    Target: Parents
    Topics:
    • Understand the physiological and psychological development of children
    • Effective management of learning and teaching
    • Parent-child communication skills
    • Parents emotions and stress
    • Managing children with behavioral problems


    Marriage Preparation
    Target: Engaged Couple
    Topics:
    • Meaning of marriage and expectations
    • The importance of pre-marital check-up
    • Adjustment to married life
    • Sex and marriage
    • Couple communication skills
    • Conflict management skills
    • Family planning
    • Financial management
    • Relationship with in-laws


    Marriage Enrichment
    Target: Married Couple
    Topics:
    • Roles and responsibilities of the couple
    • Sex and marriage
    • Enriching marital life
    • Couple communication skills
    • Couple relationship
    • Conflict management skills


    How to Apply:

    • Groups:
      • By Appointment - please call 2810 1104 to arrange seminars and events.
      • We will reply by phone or in writing, to determine the type of services, time and place.
    • Individuals:
      • Individuals can contact us through website or telephone for inquiries, leaflets or application form.
      • Participants can send a completed application form, together with a crossed check to the appropriate office.
    • Contact us:
      • Address: Room 101, 1/F, Lower Block, Grand Millennium Plaza, 181 Queen's Road Central
      • Email:[email protected]
      • Phone: 2810 1104
      • Fax: 2526 3376

    Service Users' Obligation:

    • Actively participate in the activities
    • Fill in feedback form at the end of activities
    • Applicants are required to attend the event, the place is not transferable
    • If participants bring inconvenience to staff or other participants, the Council reserves the right to ask participants to withdraw from the service




    Office Working Hours (Tel: 2810 1104)
    Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Closed on Sundays and public holidays


    Typhoons and Bad Weather Arrangement Our centre will be based on the following principles to determine under Typhoons and Bad Weather arrangement:

    If Typhoon Signal No.8 or above / the Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is / will be in force on or after 6:45 am on the day, the morning (am) session of both the indoor and outdoor programs / services will be cancelled.

    If Typhoon Signal No.8 or above / the Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is / will be in force on or after 12:00 noon, the afternoon (pm) session of both the indoor and outdoor programs / services will be cancelled.

    If Typhoon Signal No.8 or above is lowered to Typhoon Signal No.3 / the Black Rainstorm Signal is changed to Red or Yellow Rainstorm Warning Signal on or before 12:00 noon, the afternoon (pm) session of the indoor programs / services will be resumed. All the outdoor programs will be cancelled.

    If Typhoon Signal No.8 or above is lowered to Typhoon Signal No.3 / the Black Rainstorm Signal is changed to Red or Yellow Rainstorm Warning Signal on or before 4:00 pm, the night session of the indoor programs / services will be resumed. All the outdoor programs will be cancelled.

    * For the arrangement of indoor program, please contact the responsible service unit.
    Natural Family planning by the sympro-thermal method is a scientific, safe and reliable method of birth regulation.

    NFP Objective:

    • To encourage coco-operation of the spouses, mutual awareness and understanding which enhance the marital relationship.
    • To help couples in family planning, i.e. pregnancy or no pregnancy.


    Service Content:

    We provide consultation in centres to teach couples:

    • To understand human fertility
    • To identify fertile and infertile phases of the menstrual cycle by recording the temperature shift and observing the cervical mucus.

    Online Registration Form:
    Natural Family planning


    Opening Hour NFP Centre
    Monday 6:30 – 8:30 pm Rosary Church
    125 Chatham Road South, Tsimshatsui
    7:30 – 9:00 pm St. Stephen's Church
    14, Wing Fong Road, Ha Kwai Chung
    Wednesday 8:00 – 9:00 pm St. Teresa’s Hospital
    327 Prince Edward Road (3rd floor, Main Building)
    6:30 – 8:30 pm HK Catholic Marriage Advisory Council – Headquarters
    Rm 101, 1/F., Low Block, Grand Millennium Plaza, 181 Queen’s Road Central
    Please make an appointment Holy Cross Church
    Holy Cross Path 41-45, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong
    Thursday 7:00 – 8:30 pm St. Margaret’s Church
    Rm. 102, 2A Broadwood Road, Happy Valley
    7:30 – 9:00 pm Christ the Worker Church
    Room 404, 1 On Tak Road, Ngau Tau Kok
    Saturday 2:30 – 5:00 pm HK Catholic Marriage Advisory Council – Marriage and Family Enrichment Center
    Room 883, 8/F, Block Two, Catholic Diocese Centre, 16 Caine Road, Hong Kong
    HKCMAC - Marriage and Family Enrichment Center (Natural Family Planning Office (Room 883, 8/F, Block Two, Catholic Diocese Centre, 16 Caine Road, Hong Kong)
    Tel: 2523 3128
    Fax: 2523 3121

    No Service on public holiday.

    Service Charge:
    Special thermometer: $260
    Consultation Fee: $400

    Office Working Hours (Tel: 2523 3128)
    Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Closed on Sundays and public holidays

    Natural Family Planning Service Hours
    Monday: Rosary Church, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Monday: St. Stephen’s Church, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
    Wednesday: St. Teresa’s Hospital, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Wednesday: HK Catholic Marriage Advisory Council - Headquarters, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Thursday: St. Margaret’s Church, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Thursday: Christ the Worker Church, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    Saturday: HK Catholic Marriage Advisory Council - Caine Road Centre, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    Natural Family Planning Website

    Natural Family Planning Leaflet

    Typhoons and Bad Weather Arrangement

    Our centre will be based on the following principles to determine under Typhoons and Bad Weather arrangement:

    If Typhoon Signal No.8 or above / the Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is / will be in force on or after 6:45 am on the day, the morning (am) session of both the indoor and outdoor programs / services will be cancelled.

    If Typhoon Signal No.8 or above / the Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is / will be in force on or after 12:00 noon, the afternoon (pm) session of both the indoor and outdoor programs / services will be cancelled.

    If Typhoon Signal No.8 or above is lowered to Typhoon Signal No.3 / the Black Rainstorm Signal is changed to Red or Yellow Rainstorm Warning Signal on or before 12:00 noon, the afternoon (pm) session of the indoor programs / services will be resumed. All the outdoor programs will be cancelled.

    If Typhoon Signal No.8 or above is lowered to Typhoon Signal No.3 / the Black Rainstorm Signal is changed to Red or Yellow Rainstorm Warning Signal on or before 4:00 pm, the night session of the indoor programs / services will be resumed. All the outdoor programs will be cancelled.

    * For the arrangement of indoor program, please contact the responsible service unit.
    NFP
    Service will be delivered in four different professional levels and assistance will be offered in three areas, namely body, mind and spirit.

    Service will be carried out in different phases with each phase lasts no longer than three months.

    The length of the service depends on the needs of each case and we aim to reach the target and have successful fertility in twelve months.

    Service report, analysis and follow-up will be made from time to time during the process until the target is reached.




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    Typhoons and Bad Weather Arrangement

    Office Working Hours (Tel: 2523 3128)
    Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Closed on Sundays and public holidays

    Integrated Fertility Awareness Service Hours (Please make an appointment at 2523 3128)
    Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Closed on Sundays and public holidays

    Our centre will be based on the following principles to determine under Typhoons and Bad Weather arrangement:

    If Typhoon Signal No.8 or above / the Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is / will be in force on or after 6:45 am on the day, the morning (am) session of both the indoor and outdoor programs / services will be cancelled.

    If Typhoon Signal No.8 or above / the Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is / will be in force on or after 12:00 noon, the afternoon (pm) session of both the indoor and outdoor programs / services will be cancelled.

    If Typhoon Signal No.8 or above is lowered to Typhoon Signal No.3 / the Black Rainstorm Signal is changed to Red or Yellow Rainstorm Warning Signal on or before 12:00 noon, the afternoon (pm) session of the indoor programs / services will be resumed. All the outdoor programs will be cancelled.

    If Typhoon Signal No.8 or above is lowered to Typhoon Signal No.3 / the Black Rainstorm Signal is changed to Red or Yellow Rainstorm Warning Signal on or before 4:00 pm, the night session of the indoor programs / services will be resumed. All the outdoor programs will be cancelled.

    * For the arrangement of indoor program, please contact the responsible service unit.
    Enjoy Intimacy and Marital Satisfaction

    Overcoming Sexual Dysfunction

    Sex life is an important component of the intimate relationship in marriage. A healthy and harmonious sex life enriches love and facilitates the development of enduring marital relationship. Traditionally, a couple regards their sex life as secret among themselves. When they encounter sexual difficulties, they find it hard to tell others and to seek help. Some cannot even share with one another their feelings toward the problems in their sex life. Gradually, communication stops and misunderstanding grows, and a marriage is in crisis.

    If you have difficulties with sexual intimacy, don't procrastinate. Sex therapy can help overcome your problems so that you can have sexual enjoyment in a loving and intimate relationship.

    Who needs Sex Therapy?

    • Couples having different kinds of sexual dysfunction, for example lack of desire, difficulty with arousal and failure to achieve orgasm.
    • Couples suffering from emotional distress as a result of sexual dysfunction.
    • Couples troubled by past traumatic experiences, which can be as far back as in early childhood, and misconceptions that interfere with their sexual intimacy.

    How is Sex Therapy offered by our Centre?

    Couples having sexual dysfunction can collaborate with our sex therapists through a therapeutic process to identify their sexual difficulties, set up therapeutic goals and behavioral strategies to improve sexual intimacy. Our Sexual Dysfunction Therapy Centre has its setting designed to avoid embarrassment of clients. Confidentiality is respected.

    Where to go for Sex Therapy?

    Please call our sex therapists at 2810 1225 for an appointment. Our therapeutic sessions are conducted at Room 101, 1/F, Low Block, Grand Millennium Plaza, 181 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong.

    The blessings of Marriage Lie in your Hands. Don't Hesitate to Speak up, Enjoy Harmonious Couple Intimacy.

    Therapy Fees

    The Community Chest has generously sponsored part of the service provision. Couples are invited to pay a low session rate to cover the difference.

    Centre-In-Charge/Sex Therapist :

    Miss Sheron Y.Y. Li (BSW, MSS, RSW, CST)

    Non-peak Hour    Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
       Every hour ($400)  Every 15 minutes after ($100)
    Peak Hour    Monday - Friday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm and
       Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
       Every Hour ($500)  Every 15 minutes after ($125)
    Sunday and Public Holiday closed

    The Hong Kong Catholic Marriage Advisory Council
    Rm 101, 1/F, Low Block, Grand Millennium Plaza,
    181 Queen's Road Central, HK
    Tel : 2810 1225
    Fax : 2526 3376


    Typhoons and Bad Weather Arrangement

    Office Working Hours (Tel: 2810 1104)
    Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Closed on Sundays and public holidays

    Sex Therapy Service Hours (Please make an appointment at 2810 1125)
    Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Closed on Sundays and public holidays

    Our centre will be based on the following principles to determine under Typhoons and Bad Weather arrangement:

    If Typhoon Signal No.8 or above / the Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is / will be in force on or after 6:45 am on the day, the morning (am) session of both the indoor and outdoor programs / services will be cancelled.

    If Typhoon Signal No.8 or above / the Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is / will be in force on or after 12:00 noon, the afternoon (pm) session of both the indoor and outdoor programs / services will be cancelled.

    If Typhoon Signal No.8 or above is lowered to Typhoon Signal No.3 / the Black Rainstorm Signal is changed to Red or Yellow Rainstorm Warning Signal on or before 12:00 noon, the afternoon (pm) session of the indoor programs / services will be resumed. All the outdoor programs will be cancelled.

    If Typhoon Signal No.8 or above is lowered to Typhoon Signal No.3 / the Black Rainstorm Signal is changed to Red or Yellow Rainstorm Warning Signal on or before 4:00 pm, the night session of the indoor programs / services will be resumed. All the outdoor programs will be cancelled.

    * For the arrangement of indoor program, please contact the responsible service unit.
    marriage counselling What is

    Marriage Counseling

    ?


    Marriage Counseling is a process for us to find out the reasons of marital relationship problems and to sort out the alternatives of improving the relationship.

    Under what circumstances do we need to seek for Marriage Counseling?

    Whenever the individual or the couple feels the need to resolve their marital problems or remove the obstacles that hindered them to develop an intimate relationship with their partners, they are welcome to ask for the service.

    If I need to see a Marriage Counselor, does it mean that my marital life is a failure?

    Absolutely not. It simply means that the marital relationship is having problems to go on and it requires time, reflection and changes from both parties to resolve conflict and improve the relationship. In fact, it is quite normal that peoples have problems in marriage. Facing the problems and looking for Marriage Counseling would be the first step to prevent further failure in marriage.

    Service Content

    By means of individual and/or couple interviews, experienced counselor will help the couple cope with different marital and interpersonal relationship problems:

    • Couple communication
    • Personality clash
    • Extra-marital affair
    • Intimacy and sexual relationship
    • Emotional distress
    • In-law relationship
    • Financial crisis
    • Divorce decision
    • Divorce adjustment
    • Pre-marital preparation
    • Dating and courtship difficulties


    All Service Content would be kept

    CONFIDENTIAL


    Clientele

    Couples, including married, cohabited and engaged, with relationship difficulties, regardless of race and creed.

    How can I find Marriage Counseling?

    Call our service coordinator at 28101104 and she would record your need and arrange counselor for you. As our resource for marriage counseling is limited, we may not be able to provide the service to all the applicants in need. However, we assure that we would assist the applicant to reach related service provided by other agencies when their needs cannot be met in our agency.

    Qualification of Marriage Counselor

    Our Marriage Counselors are all registered social worker (RSW) with a social work/marital and family therapy master degree.

    Fee Charging

    Items Content Individual Couple
    Administrative Charge This would be charged before the first interview. $100 $100
    Interview
    (Non-peak hours)
    Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    1 Session(1 hour)
    Every 15 min., thereafter
    $500
    $125
    $600
    $150
    Interview
    (peak hours)
    Monday to Friday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    1 Session(1 hour)
    Every 15 min., thereafter
    $600
    $150
    $800
    $200

    Office Working Hours (Tel: 2810 1104)
    Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Closed on Sundays and public holidays

    Marriage Counselling Service Hours (Please make an appointment at 2810 1104)
    Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Closed on Sundays and public holidays


    Typhoons and Bad Weather Arrangement

    Our centre will be based on the following principles to determine under Typhoons and Bad Weather arrangement:
    If Typhoon Signal No.8 or above / the Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is / will be in force on or after 6:45 am on the day, the morning (am) session of both the indoor and outdoor programs / services will be cancelled.

    If Typhoon Signal No.8 or above / the Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is / will be in force on or after 12:00 noon, the afternoon (pm) session of both the indoor and outdoor programs / services will be cancelled.

    If Typhoon Signal No.8 or above is lowered to Typhoon Signal No.3 / the Black Rainstorm Signal is changed to Red or Yellow Rainstorm Warning Signal on or before 12:00 noon, the afternoon (pm) session of the indoor programs / services will be resumed. All the outdoor programs will be cancelled.

    If Typhoon Signal No.8 or above is lowered to Typhoon Signal No.3 / the Black Rainstorm Signal is changed to Red or Yellow Rainstorm Warning Signal on or before 4:00 pm, the night session of the indoor programs / services will be resumed. All the outdoor programs will be cancelled.

    * For the arrangement of indoor program, please contact the responsible service unit.
    Volunteer

    volunteer Introduction

    Apart from full time workers providing services, our volunteers have over the years provided tremendous support and they are a critical force to our organization. Our volunteers are our close partners. We have a systematic approach in recruiting, managing and training our volunteers to ensure they meet our requirements and service standards.

    Service Category and History

    Our agency started the program “Parish Pre-Marriage Course Project” in 1991, aiming to train a group of enthusiastic volunteers to serve parish. Volunteer couples have to first attend pre-training interview, they will then undergo a 10-sessions “Training of Parish Volunteers in Conducting Pre-Marriage Course” training program. After the completion of the training program, they will be arranged to sit-in the actual Parish Pre-Marriage Course twice to experience the whole process, from preparation to the end of the course, before they are qualified to be the parish pre-marriage course volunteer. We will also continue to arrange some advance courses to meet the need of the volunteer couples.

    The following is the details of parish pre-marriage course volunteer training program in eight batches in the past:

    Year Number of participants Course Dates Venue Priest
    First Batch (Kowloon) Eight pairs of Catholic couples 27/7/1991 - 28/9/1991 Pastoral Centre, Kwun Tong Rev. Moses Ngai
    Second Batch (Hong Kong) Ten pairs of Catholic couples & a nun 25/4/1992 – 27/6/1992 Bishop Lei Laity Formation Center Rev. Pierre Lam Minh, MEP, VG
    Third Batch (New Territories) Nine pairs of Catholic couples 4/7/1993 – 12/9/1993 Kwai Chung St. Stephen’s Church Rev. Ho Siu Keung
    Fourth Batch (Kowloon) Eight pairs of Catholic couples 1994 - 1995 Church of Our Lady in Hung Hom Rev. John B. Kwan
    Fifth Batch (Hong Kong) Seven pairs of Catholic couples 1997 - 1998 Western Rose Hall Rev. Francis Tse
    Sixth Batch (Kowloon) Seven pairs of Catholic couples 2001 - 2002 Kwun Tong Resurrection Church Rev. Simon Li
    Seventh Batch (Hong Kong) Nine pairs of Catholic couples 17/6/2004 - 6/7/2004 The ninth floor of the Diocese Centre Rev. Dominic Chan, VG
    Eighth Batch (Territory-wide) Twelve pairs of Catholic couples 2007-2008 The ninth floor of the Diocese Centre Rev. Andrew Fung, SDB


    Number of Volunteers at present

    Parish Pre-Marriage Course Volunteer Couples

    We now have eight batches with a total of 55 active volunteer couples.

    Who is Eligible?

    Parish Pre-Marriage Course Volunteer Couples

    Couples must be catholic, with an interest in doing marriage enrichment work and are willing to commit at least two years in volunteering after the completion of the training program.

    Contact Us

    Room 502, 2 Caine Road, Caritas House, Hong Kong
    Telephone Number: 2523 3128, 2523 3682
    Fax Number: 2523 3121

    Sharing from Volunteers:

    • We have more time to volunteer after our children have grown up, we are very happy to serve God and other Catholic.
    • We feel satisfied and successful in the PMC volunteer couples sharing work.
    • We have the mission to serve the church and we can offer our experience to pre-marriage couple.
    • Couples of different year training groups can support each other and we feel very warm and learn a lot.
    • We thank CMAC volunteering work as it helps improve our relationship as we get old.
    • Helping other pre-marriage couples also help improve our own communication and relationship.
    • We learn and receive a lot when working with volunteer couples from different training group of different year.
    • eceive support from a lot of friends as we became good friends and had regular gatherings.
    • The work attitude of CMAC staff is very good and we learn a lot from them.


    Typhoons and Bad Weather Arrangement

    Office Working Hours (Tel: 2523 3128, 2523 3682)
    Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Closed on Sundays and public holidays

    Our centre will be based on the following principles to determine under Typhoons and Bad Weather arrangement:

    If Typhoon Signal No.8 or above / the Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is / will be in force on or after 6:45 am on the day, the morning (am) session of both the indoor and outdoor programs / services will be cancelled.

    If Typhoon Signal No.8 or above / the Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is / will be in force on or after 12:00 noon, the afternoon (pm) session of both the indoor and outdoor programs / services will be cancelled.

    If Typhoon Signal No.8 or above is lowered to Typhoon Signal No.3 / the Black Rainstorm Signal is changed to Red or Yellow Rainstorm Warning Signal on or before 12:00 noon, the afternoon (pm) session of the indoor programs / services will be resumed. All the outdoor programs will be cancelled.

    If Typhoon Signal No.8 or above is lowered to Typhoon Signal No.3 / the Black Rainstorm Signal is changed to Red or Yellow Rainstorm Warning Signal on or before 4:00 pm, the night session of the indoor programs / services will be resumed. All the outdoor programs will be cancelled.

    * For the arrangement of indoor program, please contact the responsible service unit.
    Catholic Pre-marriage Course
    FOCCUS
    Choose one service only
    1a) Catholic Pre-marriage Course (Lecture ) (Cantonese only)
    (Our pre-marriage courses are for those couples who wish to get married in Catholic churches. You can have a certificate after you complete the courses.)

    Features Discussion, Game, Marriage experience sharing, Talk
    Content Catholic Marriage Views, Communication, Personality match, Sexual and Intimate, Natural Family Planning
    Fee $1,200 for each couple(Lecture), $1,500 for Integrated services
    Time First Day:2pm - 8pm
    Next Day:10am - 7pm
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    Number Date (Every Saturday and Sunday) Location Format
    S001 (FULL)​​ 13 & 14, April, 2019 Holy Cross Church (Sai Wan Ho) Lectures
    S002 (FULL)​​ 27 & 28, April, 2019 Resurrection Church (Kwun Tong) Lectures
    S003 (FULL)​​ 4 & 5, May, 2019 St. Peter and Paul Church (Yuen Long) Lectures
    S004 (FULL)​​ 25 & 26, May, 2019 Catholic Diocese Center (Central) Lectures
    S005 (FULL)​​ 22 & 23, June, 2019 Resurrection Church (Kwun Tong) Lectures
    S006 (FULL)​​ 29 & 30, June, 2019 St. Bonaventure Church Lectures
    S007 (FULL)​​ 14, July, 2019
    + two days interview​​
    Catholic Diocese Center (Central) Combo
    S008 (FULL)​​ 27 & 28, July, 2019 St. Andrew's Parish (Tseung Kwan O) Lectures
    S009 (FULL)​​ 3 & 4, August, 2019 Holy Cross Church (Sai Wan Ho) Lectures
    S010 (FULL)​​ 17 & 18, August, 2019 St. Benedict Church (Shatin) Lectures
    S011 (FULL)​​ 7 & 8, September, 2019 Resurrection Church (Kwun Tong) Lectures
    S012 28 & 29, September, 2019 Holy Cross Church (Sai Wan Ho) Lectures
    S013 12 & 13, October, 2019 St. Peter and Paul Church (Yuen Long) Lectures
    S014 (Cancelled)​​ 26 & 27, October, 2019 Resurrection Parish (Kwun Tong) Lectures
    S015 9 & 10, November, 2019 Holy Cross Church (Sai Wan Ho) Lectures
    S016 23, November, 2019 Catholic Diocese Center (Central) Combo
    S017 11 & 12, January, 2020 Pending Lectures
    S018 8 & 9, February, 2020 Pending Lectures
    S019 22 & 23, February, 2020 Pending Lectures
    S020 7 & 8, March, 2020 Pending Lectures
    S021 28 & 29, March, 2020 Pending Lectures


    1b) Catholic Regularization Course (For Cantonese Speaking Only)

    Fee $700 per pair
    Number Date (Every Sunday) Location
    A001 (FULL)​​ 9, Jun, 2019 Marriage and Family Enrichment Center (Central)
    A002 (FULL)​​ 7, Jul, 2019 Marriage and Family Enrichment Center (Central)
    A003 17, Nov, 2019 Marriage and Family Enrichment Center (Central)
    A004 1, Dec, 2019 Marriage and Family Enrichment Center (Central)
    A005 16, Feb, 2020 Marriage and Family Enrichment Center (Central)
    A006 15, Mar, 2020 Marriage and Family Enrichment Center (Central)


    Remarks

  • Fees are not refundable except program cancellation, dates change, full complement of classes, or unaccepted registration.
  • The enrolled couple should come together. Registration cannot be transferred to other people.
  • Participants could not change the date after the registration.
  • If there any changes in your appointment, please advise us 12 hours in advance, or there will be $200 administrative charges.
  • We will contact you for the change of date and location if necessary.
  • The receipt will be sent to you after we received your payment within two weeks.
  • If a course has not enough participants, our organization has the right to cancel the course. Participants can choose other course without other charges.
  • If Typhoon Signal No.8 or above / the Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is / will be in force within two hours before the program start, that day of the course will be cancelled. The make-up courses would be arranged for all participants.
  • Registration and Fee Payment should be done before 6 to 9 months from your wedding.
  • For those who have financial difficulties, please contact us for further discussion and arrangement
  • We reserve the right for the final decision



  • 2) Catholic Pre-marriage Course + FOCCUS (Combo)

    Features Group Activities + Two days interviews (Total of two sessions, two hours per session) Time arranged by counselor
    Fee $1,500


    3) FOCCUS / REFOCCUS Marriage Preparation Service (Courses can be conducted in Chinese or English)

  • FOCCUS is a premarital inventory designed for helping engaged couples to explore pertinent issues related to their marriage. It has been developed since 1985. It is considered to be one of the most popular and effective tools for marriage preparation nowadays.


  • Service advantages

    There are three advantages in using FOCCUS
    • FOCCUS questionnaire is easy to be understood. It is suitable for individuals with varies backgrounds;
    • A couple can learn about the strengths and areas for growth in their relationship within a short period of time;
    • The questionnaire covers 16 areas in marriage:
    Lifestyle expectation Friends and interests
    Personality match Personal issues
    Communication skills Problem-solving skills
    Religion and Values Parenting
    Extended families Sex Life
    Financial management Marriage preparation
    Marriage covenant Interfaith marriages
    Second marriages Family of Origin issue
    Development of dual roles Premarital cohabitation

    FOCCUS staff qualifications

    FOCCUS facilitators are qualified with the accreditation by FOCCUS as qualified facilitator


    Fee

  • FOCCUS Marriage Preparation Service includes three sessions about two hours per session
  • Non-peak hours(Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm)$2,000 for each couple (The waiting time will be about a month, it depends on the numbers of participants at that time)
  • Peak hours(Monday-Friday 5pm-9pm;Saturday, 9am-12noon)$2,800 for each couple (The waiting time will be about two - three months, it depends on the numbers of participants at that time)

  • Remarks

  • Registration cannot be transferred to other people. The enrolled couple should come together.
  • Registration and Fee Payment should be completed 6 months before wedding.
  • Fees are not refundable.
  • Participants shall notify the change of appointment 12 hours in advance, otherwise the centre will charge $200 as administration fee.
  • Counselling services must be completed within 9 months starting from the first meeting.
  • For those who have financial difficulties, please contact us for discussion on fee deduction.
  • If Typhoon Signal No.8 or / the Black Rainstorm Warning Signal will be in force within three hours before the appointment, the appointment will be postponed.
  • We reserve the right for the final decision.


  • 3) Registration

  • Please send the Application Form
  • Payable to "The Hong Kong Catholic Marriage Advisory Council" To Marriage and Family Enrichment Centre -- Room 883, 8/F Block Two, Catholic Diocese Centre, 16 Caine Road Hong Kong
  • Please attach a returned envelope for your receipt
  • Or
  • Desposit the fee to HSBC Account 002-220093-003, send the Application Form and pay-in-slip by email [email protected] or fax 2523-3121 or maill address as above


  • Contact us

    The Hong Kong Catholic Marriage Advisory Council -- Marriage and Family Enrichment Centre
    Address:Room 883, 8/F Block Two, Catholic Diocese Centre, 16 Caine Road Hong Kong
    Tel :2523 3682
    Fax:2523 3121
    Email:[email protected]

    Office Working Hours

    Monday - Friday:9am to 1pm,2pm to 5pm
    Saturday:9am to 12pm
    Sundays and public holidays:Closed