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Marriage preparation Sessions

Marriage preparation in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg is generally offered in two different formats:

  • A group session – offered on weekends or evenings in a parish
  • Mentorship – engaged couple meets with a sponsor couple at a mutually convenient time

In some cases other options are possible.  Check with the pastor or other designated person in the parish where you will be married to clarify acceptable options.

Parishes in the Archdiocese

Archdiocese of Winnipeg Marriage Preparation Programs 2021

St. Anthony De Padua (WK)

1. Is there currently a Marriage Prep Program in my Parish? Yes 

2. If yes, who is your Coordinator or contact person. Parish Office

3. What dates do you offer? Usually 4 times a year but with Covid or as needed

4. Is it open to any couples or just for your parishioners? Any couple

5. Material - What God has Joined

 

St. John Cantius 

1. Is there currently a Marriage Prep Program in my Parish? YES!

2. If yes, who is your Coordinator or contact person. Ed and Jasmin Villamar (through the Parish) 

3. What dates do you offer? One-on-one format

4. Is it open to any couples or just for your parishioners? Open to everyone

5. Material - For Better & Forever

 

St. Peter’s

1. Is there currently a Marriage Prep Program in my Parish?  Yes, -Weekend Program - Friday Night (530-9:30 pm) & Saturday 8:30-3:30 PM.

2. If yes, who is your Coordinator or contact person.  Oran Garcia, with team of couple facilitators. Contact No: 12042272216, onyxphil@yahoo.com

3. What dates do you offer? Bi-Monthly (every two months : 3rd weekend of  Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sept, Nov)  or in some cases by appointment, priority given to couples whose wedding date is nearer

4. Is it open to any couples or just for your parishioners? Open to all couples (from different parishes)

5. Material - What God has Joined

 

Holy Rosary

1. Is there currently a Marriage Prep Program in my Parish?   Yes 

2. If yes, who is your Coordinator or contact person.  John Stevenson (through the Parish Office)

3. What dates do you offer? Session two began on February 7

4. Is it open to any couples or just for your parishioners?  Everyone, but parishioners of Holy Rosary take priority

 

St. Felix Church

1. Is there currently a Marriage Prep Program in my Parish?   Yes 

2. If yes, who is your Coordinator or contact person.  Father Philip Malayil

3. What dates do you offer? When requested

4. Is it open to any couples or just for your parishioners?  Parishioners from Dunrea and Baldur

5. Material - For Better and Forever 

 

St. Patrick's Church 

1. Is there currently a Marriage Prep Program in my Parish?   Yes

2. If yes, who is your Coordinator or contact person. Parish office

3. What dates do you offer? When requested

4. Is it open to any couples or just for your parishioners?  Parishioners of St. Patrick's 

5. Material - For Better and Forever 

 

St. Edward's Church 

1. Is there currently a Marriage Prep Program in my Parish?   Yes

2. If yes, who is your Coordinator or contact person. Parish Office

3. What dates do you offer? When requested

4. Is it open to any couples or just for your parishioners? Parishioners of St. Edward

5. Material - For Better and Forever 

Parishes:

If your parish is also hosting sessions in 2021, please send details to communications@archwinnipeg.ca for inclusion in our online calendar and the News Bulletin.