Marriage Preparation

The parish takes your marriage very seriously, and wants to help you as you begin this process.

The institution of marriage is a beautiful vocation, the beginning of family life and a great adventure.

The Catholic Church rejoices in your decision to marry and wants to journey with you in your preparations and assist you in growing in your love for each other as well as in your relationship with Christ. Each person is called to prepare as well as possible to live our faith in our marriage and in our lives.

Couples wishing to celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony should plan to meet with the Pastor, six months prior to the wedding date, to help you as you begin this process. This time is needed for interviews, marriage preparation course and other preparations to be made. For more information about how to begin planning your wedding, please visit the parish or read Steps to Getting Married.

Catholic marriage preparation is mandatory for marrying in the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton, and it is strongly recommended that the marriage course be taken at least 6 months before the wedding date.

If you are planning on getting married in the near future and you require the Marriage Preparation Course please visit Catholic Marriage Prep – Pre-Cana Online and take the “Premarital Inventory” and the “Pre-Cana” courses.

Edmonton Catholic Engaged Encounter is a weekend live-in marriage preparation program offered at Star of the North Retreat Centre in St. Albert. For more information visit or call 780-466-0090.

For more information, contact our Pastoral Assistant at 780-473-4259 ext. 2, or at