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 email@example.com or 587.896.2891.
|May 22 -24, 2020
||St. Mary’s Cathedral Church
219 18 Ave. SW, Calgary
|June 19 – 21, 2020
||Holy Name Catholic Church
2223 – 34 St. SW, Calgary
|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.
|7:00 – 9:00PM
||What You Bring to Your Marriage
|9AM – 12:30PM
||Enhancing Your Relationship
|2PM – 4PM
|1:30PM – 4:30PM
||Sacrament of Marriage/Spirituality and Values
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.