Marriage Preparation

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Marriage Preparation 2017-06-27T15:25:19+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.

Please register below or for more information, please contact Sr. Mary Kelly, FCJ at 403-233-2360.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION WEEKENDS 2017

2017 Location

July 14 – 16, 2017

September 8 – 10, 2017

October 13 – 15, 2017

November 17 – 19, 2017

January 12 – 14, 2018

February 9 – 11, 2018

March 9 – 11, 2018

April 13 – 15, 2018

May 4 – 6, 2018

June 8 – 10, 2018

July 20 – 22, 2018

St. Joseph Catholic Church, 640 – 19 Ave. NW Calgary, AB

St. Michael Catholic Church, 800 – 85 St. SW Calgary, AB

St. Mary’s Cathedral 219 – 18 Ave. SW Calgary, AB

St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 321 – 90 Ave. SE Calgary, AB

St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 10 Prestwick Dr. SE Calgary, AB

St. Joseph Catholic Church, 640 – 19 Ave. NW Calgary, AB

St. Mary’s Cathedral 219 – 18 Ave. SW Calgary, AB

St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 321 – 90 Ave. SE Calgary, AB

St. Mary’s Cathedral 219 – 18 Ave. SW Calgary, AB

St. Mary’s Cathedral 219 – 18 Ave. SW Calgary, AB

St. Joseph Catholic Church, 640 – 19 Ave. NW Calgary, AB

If your wedding occurs before these dates, or your desired weekend is full, please contact us at 403-233-2360.

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
7PM Registration
7:15 – 9:15PM 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:

First name:

Last name:

Age:

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Current Parish:

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Groom's Information:

First name:

Last name:

Age:

Email:

Telephone:

Current Parish:

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Wedding Date:



Wedding Location:

Name of Parish:

City:

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