FOCCUS TM For Catholics


(Facilitating Open Couple Communication, Understanding and Study) is a premarital inventory designed for helping engaged couple to explore pertinent issues related to their marriage.  It has been developed since 1985.  It is considered to be one of the most popular and effective tools for marriage preparation nowadays.


Service Leaflet



There are five advantages in using FOCCUS TM:
  • It is suitable for individuals with varied backgrounds;

  • A couple can learn about the strengths and areas for growth in their relationship within a short period of time;

  • The questionnaire covers 18 areas in marriage:

    • Life style expectations
    • Friends and interests
    • Personality match
    • Personal issue
    • Communication
    • Problem-solving
    • Religion and values
    • Parenting
    • In-law relationship
    • Sexuality
    • Finances
    • Readiness issues
    • Marriage covenant
    • Interfaith marriag
    • Remarried couples
    • Family of origin
    • Dual careers
    • Cohabiting couples
  • The interview would include the “Catholic View’s of Marriage” and the “Natural Family Planning”.

  • Discussion is conducted by Accredited FOCCUS Facilitator.

Service Enquiry

Tel: 2523 3682
Fax: 2521 3121
Email: [email protected]
Address: Marriage and Family Enrichment Centre
Room 883, 8/F, Block 2, Catholic Diocese Centre, 16 Caine Road, Hong Kong

Service Format
  • Online completion of inventory

  • 2 to 3 sessions; Around 5 to 6 hours (Need to make an appiontment with the Facilitator)

Service Charges
  • $2,000 for each couple - Daytime of weekdays: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm (The waiting time will be 1 month, depending on the number of participants at that time.)

  • $2,800 for each couple - Evening hours and weekend: Monday to Friday, 5 pm to 9 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 12 noon (The waiting time will be 2 to 3 months, depending on the number of participants at that time.)

  • Please send the application from and a cheque payable to "The Hong Kong Catholic Marriage Advisory Council" to the following address: Marriage and Family Enrichment Centre
    The Hong Kong Catholic Marriage Advisory Council
    Room 883, 8/F, Block 2, Catholic Diocese Centre,
    16 Caine Road, Hong Kong

  • Deposit the fee to HSBC Account 002-220093-003, send the application form and pay-in-slip by

Application Form

Registration and Remarks
  • Both must attend together and cannot be transferred or substituted.

  • It is recommedned to apply at least 6 months before the wedding date.

  • The fees paid cannot be refunded.

  • After confirming the enrollment, a notification email will be sent out within 3-5 working days.

  • Applicants should notify the change of appiontment time 24 hours in advance, otherwise, an administrative fee of $200 will be charged.

  • The service will be completed within 9 months after the first session.

  • If facing any financial difficulties, applicants can contact for exemption and the result with subject to the final decision of HKCMAC.

  • If Typhoon Signal No.8 or above / the Red Rainstorm Warning Signal / the Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is issued 2 hours before the session, the appiontment time will be changed by individual notice.

  • We are unable to process your application until we have received BOTH the application form and proof of payment.

  • We do NOT reserve seats without a completed application that is paid in full.

  • We reserve the right for the final decision.