Marriage Preparation

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Marriage Preparation2019-08-15T20:24:57+00:00

In partnership with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary, Catholic Family Service (CFS) offers a Marriage Preparation Weekend to couples preparing for the sacrament of marriage. The word sacrament is defined as “a sign of the sacred,” which means that couples are encouraged to model their marriage on Christ’s love. Over the course of a weekend, participants take a time-out from wedding planning to developing practical tools that will create a lifelong, happy marriage, including:

  • understanding marriage as a sacrament and spirituality in marriage;
  • enhancing communication and managing conflict;
  • identifying shared and non-shared values, and negotiating differences; and
  • managing finances as a married couple.

The Marriage Preparation Weekend is led by non-judgmental, professional facilitators who are well versed in their areas of expertise. The program is grounded in Catholic values and is open to couples of all faiths and cultural backgrounds.

UPCOMING MARRIAGE PREPARATION WEEKENDS

Locations will be posted as they are confirmed. Please feel free to either register right away or to wait until those locations are available. If you have any questions, please contact Stephen Robinson at stephen.robinson@cfs-ab.org or 587.896.2891.

Date Location
September 6 – 8, 2019 St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
1423 – 8 Ave SE, Calgary
October 11 – 13, 2019 St. Michael’s Catholic Church
800 – 85 St. SW, Calgary
November 1 – 3, 2019 St. Mary’s Cathedral Church
219 – 18 Ave SW, Calgary
December 6 – 8, 2019 St. Bonaventure Catholic Church
1600 Acadia Dr. SE, Calgary
January 10 – 12, 2020 Location to be determined.
January 31 – February 2, 2020 St. Albert the Great Catholic Church
10 Prestwick Dr. SE, Calgary
March 6 – 8, 2020 St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church
321 – 90 Ave SE, Calgary
April 17 – 19, 2020 Location to be determined.
May 22 -24, 2020 Location to be determined.
June 19 – 21, 2020 Location to be determined.
July 24 – 26, 2020 St. Peter’s Catholic Church
541 Silvergrove Dr. NW, Calgary

Be sure to contact your local parish priest, who will assist you in completing the documents required for marriage in the Catholic Church.

Weekend Agenda

Friday Evening
6:45PM Registration
7:00 – 9:00PM What You Bring to Your Marriage
Saturday
9AM – 12:30PM Enhancing Your Relationship
2PM – 4PM Financial Management
Sunday Afternoon
1:30PM – 4:30PM Sacrament of Marriage/Spirituality and Values

Course Fee

The course fee (per couple) is $225.00. Our weekend includes a gift certificate for three (3) couple counselling sessions at Catholic Family Service, a $500 value. There is no fee if you’d like to change to a different weekend once registered. A $25 administrative fee is required for a refund.

Registration Form

Please select which marriage preparation session you would like to attend:




Bride's Information:

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Groom's Information:

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