(Facilitating Open Couple Communication, Understanding and Study) is a premarital inventory designed for helping engaged couple 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 Leaflet

There are four advantages in using FOCCUS TM:
  • It is suitable for individuals with varied backgrounds;

  • A couple can learn about the strengths and areas for growth in their relationship within a short period of time;

  • The questionnaire covers 18 areas in marriage:

    • Life style expectations
    • Friends and interests
    • Personality match
    • Personal issue
    • Communication
    • Problem-solving
    • Religion and values
    • Parenting
    • In-law relationship
    • Sexuality
    • Finances
    • Readiness issues
    • Marriage covenant
    • Interfaith marriag
    • Remarried couples
    • Family of origin
    • Dual careers
    • Cohabiting couples
  • Discussion is conducted by Accredited FOCCUS Facilitator.

Service Enquiry

Tel: 2810 1104
Fax: 2526 3376
Email: [email protected]
Address: Room 101, 1/F, Low Block, Grand Millennium Plaza, 181 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong
Pamphlet: Marriage preparation service


Service Format
  • Online completion of inventory

  • 2 to 3 sessions (around 5 to 6 hours) of discussion with Facilitator

Service Charges
  • $2,200 for each couple (Daytime of weekdays: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm)

  • $3,200 for each couple (Evening hours and weekend: Monday to Friday, 5 pm to 9 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 12 noon) (*The waiting time will be 2 to 3 months, depending on the number of participants at that time.)


1.    Please send the application form and a cheque payable to "The Hong Kong Catholic Marriage Advisory Council" to the following address:
The Hong Kong Catholic Marriage Advisory Council
Room 101, 1/F, Low Block, Grand Millennium Plaza, 181 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong
2.    Deposit the fee to HSBC Account 002-220093-003, send the application form and pay-in-slip by

Application Form

Registration and Remarks
  • Registration cannot be transferred to other people. The enrolled couple should come together.

  • Registration and Fee Payment should be completed 6 to 12 months before wedding.

  • For remarriage individual or couples, please register for the service upon the completion of the legal procedures of divorce petition.

  • Fees are not refundable.

  • Participants shall notify the change of appointment 24 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.

  • 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 are unable to process your application until we have received BOTH the application form and proof of payment.

  • We do NOT reserve seats without a completed application that is paid in full.

  • We reserve the right for the final decision.