Planning the Wedding

  1. Visit the pastor of the parish in which you are presently living or to which you belong at least six months prior to your intended date of marriage.
  2. Allow three to six months for processing the legal forms required for marriage in the Roman Catholic Church.
  3. Dispensation from the Chancery Office in Prince Albert is required for a marriage between a Catholic and a non-Catholic. Your pastor or the delegated person in…

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Guidelines for the Wedding Liturgy


The Ritual for Marriage cites two options for the entrance procession.

First Option: The priest vests as for Mass and goes in procession to the main door of the church. There he greets the couple in a warm and friendly way; he  shows them that the Church is rejoicing with them on their day. Then all go to the altar in one procession: the ministers (including servers) lead, carrying the cross…

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Reasons for a Church Wedding

In the Catholic Church marriage is a sacrament. A sacrament is an encounter with God; the sacrament of marriage is God's encounter with you, the couple, and the celebration of God's presence in the midst of the assembly -- the family and friends who have come to celebrate with you.Sacraments are never private affairs; they are public celebrations of the love of God for his people. The sacrament of marriage…

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Marriage as Sacrament

The essential element of the Sacrament of Marriage is the baptized man's and woman's mutual and irrevocable consent to be united as married partners for life in a way which fosters their welfare as individuals and their union as a couple, and is open to giving life to and nurturing children.

To enter such a relationship permanently, one must be free to do so -- psychologically, emotionally, and physically. Mutual…

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World Wide Marriage Encounter

On a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend, you can make the connection!  

Marriage Encounter is 44 hours where married couples can get away from jobs, kids, chores, and phones – and focus only on each other. 

If you’d like greater depth, growth, and enrichment in your relationship, you’ll like the difference a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend can make! Join millions of couples worldwide who have learns how to keep their…

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