The marriage covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership for the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring. Marriage consecrates a particular mission in building up the Church. It is seen as a sign of the love between Christ and the Church, which is established between spouses in a permanent and exclusive bond, sealed by God. The Sacrament gives couples the grace they need to attain holiness in their married life and for responsible acceptance and upbringing of their children. To comply with the requirements for the Sacrament of Marriage at St. Joseph’s Parish, couples should:
- Contact the parish office (403-289-2591) at least six months prior to the proposed date of the marriage to allow time for the paperwork to be completed and for a marriage preparation course to be taken.
- Plan music for your wedding at St. Joseph’s Catholic with Music Coordinator Lia O’Hara, or call 403-289-2591.
- Find out about Marriage Preparation courses in the Diocese of Calgary.