|Normally at least six months notice should be given. A priest assisted by a group of lay people carries out marriage preparation, usually as a Derby Deanery Programme. Courses arranged by Marriage Care and Engaged Encounter are recommended. Natural family planning training is also available. Catholics are reminded of their obligation to preserve their faith and to do all within the unity of their partnership to have all their children baptised and brought up as catholics. Non catholic partners will be informed of this promise but are not asked to make any similar promise.