CCS-039 Marriage Course Outline

Marriage in the Catholic Church, also called Matrimony, is the "covenant by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life and which is ordered by its nature to the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring", and which "has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament between the baptized.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND HIGHLIGHTS

Lesson 1: Introduction to the Sacrament of Marriage
Lesson 2: The Wedding at Cana
Lesson 3: The Celebration of the Christian Mystery
Lesson 4: The Code of Canon Law
Lesson 5: Church Teaching on Marriage
Lesson 6: The Wedding Liturgy
Lesson 7: The Rite of Marriage
Lesson 8: Interfaith Marriages Lesson 9: Marriage and the Family Lesson 10: The Charter of the Rights of the Family

INTRUCTOR

Deacon George Newman

TEXTBOOK

Online Resources

REFERENCES

Catechism of the Catholic Church.
The Holy Bible.

ASSESSMENT

Marriage consists of ten lessons and ten assignments, as well as weekly discussions; with each assignment weighted at 10% (percent) of the total grade. Completion of the entire course is determined by either a pass or fail.

TECHNICAL SKILLS AND EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • You must have Internet access. A high speed connection, either ADSL or cable, is recommended.
  • You should know how to use a web browser to navigate the web to locate educational resources and download files.
  • You will need the files management skills necessary to create directories, to save files and to retrieve files.