Theology of the Body is a truly life changing expression of the Catholic teaching regarding love, marriage, sexuality and the human person. Pope John Paul II called it the ‘language of the body’, and it answers some of the most fundamental and profoundly important questions of human existence.

Celia and John Kennedy, who are members of our team, have been presenting these seminars since 2006.

The following formation options can either be run onsite at the John Paul II Centre for Life in Christchurch, or John and Celia can come to your parish or group (even those outside of the Christchurch Diocese) to deliver them:

1. What am I saying “I do” to?
Intended for engaged couples as a supplement to the regular marriage preparation course, and for young single adults wanting to know the Church’s teaching about marriage. This seminar includes an introduction to the Theology of the Body, ‘Catholic’ marriage, and natural family planning, and it comprises of six sessions held over a single day.

2. Theology of the Body Seminars
These can be offered as either an overview, consisting of four talks over the period of a day, or an intensive weekend which delves more deeply into the Theology of the Body over eight talks.

Dates and times for rest of 2016

What am I saying ‘I do’ to?:
November 5th: 8:30am- 5:30pm.


Theology of the Body seminars:
On request and depending on space and time commitments at the Centre. For a minimum of six participants.

Suggested koha:
$60 per couple (for printed material)

 About our Theology of the Body Presenters…

Celia & John Kennedy have presented these seminars with the endorsement of the late Bishop Barry Jones, Bishop of Christchurch. They have been involved for many years in adult education in the Faith.

In 2003/4 they took time out to attend the John Paul II Catholic Bible School in Alberta, Canada, and in 2005 they were graduate diploma students at the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family Studies in Melbourne, Australia.

They have been married for many years and are proud parents and grandparents.