Marriage"Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family - a domestic church"
The union of a man and woman in Christian Marriage is a sign of God’s union with the People of God. Therefore, it requires of those who enter it a complete and unreserved giving of self. Christ also referred to the love of Marriage to describe his own love for his bride, the Church. This love is lifelong, fruitful and completely faithful.
The desire to live one’s faith must be as important as the desire to live with one’s spouse; the relationship to God is intimate and demands self-giving in the same way that your relationship with your spouse demands intimacy and self-giving.
The Sacrament of Marriage is an important event for the Catholic Church as well. Married couples who are committed to a generous, faithful and life-giving love are one of the clearest and best signs of the love of God.
Engaged couples are kindly asked to directly contact our Priest or Deacon to book the date and time for your initial interview. A minimum of four months’ notice is required to allow time for pre-marriage sessions, planning for the wedding liturgy and a marriage preparation course.
Please select from the following forms and documents to prepare for your marriage and wedding.
- Calgary Diocese Freedom to Marry Forms Bride and Groom ( 2A and 2B )
- Rite of Marriage outside of the Mass
- First Readings for Weddings
- Second Readings For Weddings
- Gospel Readings for Weddings
- Responsorial Psalm for Weddings