In the Catholic Church, marriage is more than a natural institution; it was elevated by Christ Himself, in His participation in the wedding at Cana (John 2:1-11), to be one of the seven sacraments.  A marriage between two Christians, therefore, has a supernatural element as well as a natural one.  While few Christians outside of the Catholic and Orthodox Churches regard marriage as a sacrament, the Catholic Church insists that marriage between any two baptized Christians, as long as it is entered into with the intention to contract a true marriage, is a sacrament.  (adapted from

We welcome you to explore celebration of The Sacrament of Marrriage at St. Agnes Parish.

Receiving the Sacrament of Marriage requires consultation with the parish at least six months before the planned event.

Marriage Preparation Program:  A marriage preparation course is normally required, and this program (a region wide program) is held at St. Agnes.

Contact Person:  Kathy Morrison Fahey, Co-ordinator, Waterloo Region Marriage Preparation Course

Contact information: 74 Arthur Street South, Elmira, ON N3B 2N2.  519-342-6618

In addition, some retreat centres offer programs for engaged couples.

For more information and to arrange your initial appointment, please call our office at 519 885-4480 or email us at

2 Responses to Marriage

  1. Dianna Braga says:

    Good Evening,

    I would like to sign my fiancé and I up for the marriage prep course. What times and dates are available? As well as the cost for the course.

    Much Thanks


    • Good morning Dianna

      Thank you for connecting with us. If you could please give a call directly to our parish office, Judy will be happy to give you all of the information regarding the next session of the Marriage Preparation course and any other details you need for contact, registration etc. Office: 519.885.4480


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