Couples getting married in Malta in a Roman Catholic Church should attend the Marriage Preparation Course. This is an obligatory course and it is suggested that one attends this course around two years prior to the wedding. The course consists of short and interesting weekly talks / workshops. Discussions are held in small groups where different opinions can be expressed with other couples who are also getting married in a Roman Catholic church. Leaders will be present to help throughout the meetings. In our parish, the course will start on the first Sunday of October 2016 and will be held in the morning. Applicants may go to the parish office during the opening hours to apply.