The Sacrament of Marriage is a covenant of life and love between a man and a woman. This sacred institution has been established by our Creator God and therefore is governed with its own special laws. Marriage is always ordered for the good of the couple and for the generation and education of children.
Matrimony is a sacrament and therefore it is a sign of Christ's union with His beloved spouse, the Church. It gives spouses the grace to love each other with the love with which Christ has loved His Church. The grace flowing from marriage perfects the human love of the spouses, strengthens their permanent unity, and makes them holy as they journey hand in hand to eternal life.
Engaged couples who seek marriage in the Catholic Church are asked to contact Cathryn Hall at least a year in advance of the wedding. In preparation for their marriage, the couple will meet with their parish priest, deacon or the pastoral minister, to talk about their understanding of marriage and Christian family life. It is important to hear from other married couples and/or counsellors about the gifts and challenges of Christian marriage.
To register to marry at St. Peter's, contact Cathryn Hall.
The weekend consists of talks and discussions on all aspects of married life presented by married couples of the parish along with members of the Pastoral Team. The presenters will discuss marriage in the church, communication, finances, resolving conflict, giving and receiving love, living out your vows, and other relevant topics. St. Peter’s Marriage Preparation Program provides you with an opportunity to share your own experiences and hear those of the presenter couples. It is hoped that you will gain a better understanding of yourselves, as individuals and as a couple.
To register for the Marriage Preparation Program at St. Peter's, contact Cathryn Hall.
If you cannot attend any of these sessions, you may attend Dr. Bruce Tallman's marriage preparation course.