Changing weekends can be done, without a fee, by calling the main office at 403.223.2360 and requesting a change to another weekend.
No. The schedule allows 1.5 hours at lunch time on Saturday for couples to go out to eat. You may also bring your own lunch and remain in the facility. We do, however, provide snacks and drinks, including coffee, throughout the weekend.
Not a thing. The manual and any materials or handouts are provided at the time of registration or during the weekend. We will have pens if you don't bring your own.
The fee for the program is $225 per couple. For difficult financial situations, provision may sometimes be made for a reduced fee.
The CFS program involves 10.5 hours of participation. The times are: Friday evening from 7-9, Saturday from 9 to 12:30 and 2-4, and Sunday from 1:30-4:30.
This is something to discuss with the Marriage Preparation Coordinator, Stephen Robinson, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 587.896.2891. We would usually make provision for you to take the missing portion of the program on a different weekend.
Call the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary, at 403.218.5505, and explain your situation. They will set you up for an alternate program.
My fiancé is in another country. We will not be together until shortly before the wedding. Can I take the course here and he/she in that country?
No. The program we use at CFS requires couples to be together so they can work through the questions discussed in class. However, there is an online program designed for just this situation. Call the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary, at 403-218-5505, and explain your situation. They will set you up for this alternate program.
You can do the marriage preparation program in the diocese where you currently live. Once the documentation package is complete, the priest or deacon working with you will submit it to the local diocese for approval, from where it will be sent to the diocese where you are getting married.
It does not make any difference which you do first. However, the strong recommendation is that, six to twelve months before your wedding date, you contact a Catholic Church where you attend mass OR near where you live. They will set up a meeting with you and a priest or deacon from the parish. One [...]