Couple Mentor Journey
About Couple Mentor Journey
Mission: Families, intimate communities of life and love, sharing in the life and mission of the Church (cf Familiaris Consortio, 17)
Vision: Being a Visible Sign of Love for Others
Like a baton, faith is passed down from generation to generation. Imagine a Church where experienced couples share the joys and struggles of married life with engaged and newly married couples, inspiring them to stay connected with the sacramental life of the parish. Proper preparation before receiving any Sacrament is crucial.
The Couple Mentor Journey (CMJ) is a time for couples to dedicate more time to prepare for marriage by learning from the lived experience of their couple mentors. CMJ provides engaged and newlywed couples with:
- a stronger base for their marriage with continuous ‘live’ marriage preparation;
- the opportunity to form relationships with their couple mentor; and
- a connection to the faith life of the parish community.
(Credit: Archdiocesan Commission For The Family)
To find out more, please contact Matthew and Joanne at 97690543 or email CMJ@divinemercy.sg
Invitation to become a Couple Mentor
If you are committed to living out the Catholic Church’s teachings and have been married for 5 years and more, we look forward to meeting you at our info session too!
To find out more about being a Couple Mentor, click HERE to visit our website.
Contact Matthew & Joanne at 97690543 for training details.
Couple Mentee Registration
Click HERE to register your interest as a couple mentee with CMJ.
Jonathan & Denise
The CMJ programme gave insightful and forward-thinking ‘tools’ that allowed us to reflect on ourselves individually, and subsequently, how we were as partners in a relationship. One ‘tool’ that comes to our minds is the ‘Time Out to ask: ‘Why?’. When we react strongly towards each other, this ‘tool’ reminds us to trace back to what was normal or expected in our family of origin. Once we understood this, we quickly realise that what led to our disagreement was not about ‘who-was-right-and-who-was-wrong’ but rather the different family values we had growing up. We can then move towards finding a way to honour both our values and feeling free to decide as a couple what we wanted for our own marriage.
We appreciate all the one-on-one time with our mentor couple and their hospitality in opening their lives and home to us. This programme is also unique because of its one-to-one nature where a mentee couple is paired with a mentor couple. This allows sharing sessions to be more comfortable and personal.
There is no upcoming event at the moment.
BBQ Fellowship (20 January 2018)
The Couple Mentor Journey (CMJ) community had our first gathering of the year, a BBQ fellowship, at the rooftop of the church of Divine mercy on 20th January 2018. It was a heart-warming, fun-filled evening with spiritual input from Fr. Terence to challenge us to a “better me, better us” for a better community.