Our Canonical Interview and Seminars Experience

Last updated on June 5th, 2019 at 11:57 pm

Last week was requirements week.

From Marikina to Taytay to Rodriguez Rizal. Just thinking about it makes me very thankful and quite proud that we’re done. Just a month to go and we’ll be Married!

Anyway, before attending these Seminars I tried googling them in search of ideas of what happens and is very thankful that some thoughtful brides to-be mentioned helpful details about it. And so as my way of helping too, Here’s a special blog post…

1. Canonical Interview

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For the canonical interview, we are given a set of questionnaires to answer before we are given our schedule. These are the questions that I can still remember:

  • Saan kayo nagkakilala?
  • Kaninong desisyon at kailan ninyo nasimulang planuhin ang kasal?
  • Ano ang depinisyon mo ng kasal?
  • Bakit ka magpapakasal?
  • Kung hindi magtagumpay ang inyong kasal, ano ang iyong gagawin?

The questions are personal, revolves around your relationship and perspective on the concept of Marriage. This will give you a glimpse of how you and your partner stand on different issues and situations.

The Canonical Interview only took us 10 minutes. The priest simply asked questions about our relationship. How many children we’d like to have as he said that the main reason of Marriage is to Pro-Create.

He also discussed the Natural Family Planning method and emphasize that use of contraceptives and other artificial ways to delay or stop pregnancy is not in line with God’s plan for a husband and wife.

2. Catechetical Seminar

Imagine half a day of Christian Living lesson in a classroom. Talking about the 7 Sacraments, 10 Commandments and the likes. Simply put, A thorough review of the Religion.

I would advice you to have a review of these basic topics because in our experience the lecturer asked questions as if its a graded recitation, calling out names from the attendance. (This is a case to case basis depending on your lecturer. Please note that our Church Wedding was held in Our Lady of the Abandoned in Marikina City.)

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3. Pre-Cana Seminar

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This is administered by couples who discuss their own family life and share their lessons learned and experiences as a married couple.

The topics are quite interesting with day to day situations and how to handle them, how to communicate to your spouse, how to discipline and educate your children, budget management, knowing your priorities and more “family matters” topic.

The term “Pre-Cana” is derived from the Wedding of Cana story itself. Where Jesus did his first miracle by turning water into wine during a wedding.

They also have an OB-GYNE speaker who discussed the Natural Family Planning method such as temperature and calendar method. How to time the intercourse to produce a boy or a girl.

There are games too where couples re-enact a scene reflecting a married couple’s situation.

Example: The husband wants to spend time with his friends but his sister in law is coming home to visit. Will the wife allow him to leave?

The seminars are enriching and is really a preparation of what is ahead of you after the Wedding Day which is the Married Life. There’s one thing that everyone keeps on saying…

Your wedding day is just day one.

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I hope that I am able to give you an idea on what is ahead for the seminars and interview. It takes time to finish all this but this is a requirement for your dream Church wedding.

Anyway, you’ll be with your boyfriend all day so I guess that counts as a date 🙂 Good luck on your Wedding preparations and Congratulations in advance for being a Mrs.

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Our Canonical Interview and Seminars Experience

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