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 www.catholicism.about.com)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org