About Us

Marriage and Family Support Auckland is an agency of Patrick Dunn, the Bishop of Auckland. We are affiliated with the Catholic Network of Marriage Educators (CNME), a nationwide organisation that represents the interests of the marriage educator volunteers of the six dioceses of New Zealand.

The Marriage Preparation Team

We are a team of priests and married couples that help prepare annually 300 couples for the sacrament of marriage. Every fortnight, 12-14 couples begin their marriage preparation with the Commit Communication Inventory. They then continue to complete a 12 hour course, Evenings for Engaged or Love is a Decision led by married couple; with the session on sacrament led by a priest.

Bio-SandraSandra Armstrong

Sandra works as coordinator. She is married to John and they are celebrating 43 years of marriage this year. Sandra has been involved in marriage preparation since 1997.