Marriage Preparation

Matrimony is a sacrament and as such it is a sign to the world of the invisible God living in our midst – the living God who bears fruit in the lives of two people. They are a continual sign of His power in the world. There is special grace and power within every couple God has joined together. – Mother Angelica

Here at Holy Family, we have recently made changes to our marriage preparation program, placing more emphasis on helping you not only plan for your wedding day, but more importantly, fostering a supportive environment as you continue to live out the Sacrament of Marriage.

Our marriage preparation program is broken down into two key parts:  The first part includes five Alpha sessions designed to introduce the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions aimed at exploring the meaning of life. This will then be followed by five additional sessions, similar in style to Alpha, but focusing solely on the engagement of two unique and amazing persons planning for marriage. In particular, the discussions cover various topics including communication, commitment, conflict resolution, keeping love alive and shared goals and values. Each week, the session will begin with a meal shared with other engaged couples and will be led by a group of married couples from Holy Family who have volunteered to journey with you throughout this process.

In marriage, we have a calling to share our gifts not only with our spouse but with the world around us. At Holy Family, we have begun a process of discovery – getting to know ourselves and those sitting next to us in the pews. If you’re looking for a place to call home, we extend a heartfelt invitation. We do hope that this new format will provide an excellent opportunity for you to make long-lasting connections with other couples and parishioners at our Holy Family community.

If you would like to get married in the Catholic Church and would like to learn more about our marriage preparation process, your inquiry will be most welcome. We are thrilled for the opportunity to welcome you to the Holy Family Parish community and are eager to be of assistance to you as you prepare for your lives together.

The Marriage Preparation Team

Parish Priests: Fr. Robert Remark & Fr. Glen Ball

Married Couples: Cesar & Amy Abeid; Raphael & Christina Bahati; Jim & Janet Duketow; and Andrew & Erin Jardine

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