Many couples have been “preparing” for marriage for years already – your conversations, dates, meeting of friends and family, and simply quietly sitting with each other – all of this is preparation for a lifelong marriage.

At St. Basil’s, we begin with your experience.

Many programs focus exclusively on aspects of your daily living:  conflict management, communication, finances, and the like; and though we do address these topics, these subjects are not our sole or primary focus.

Instead, our focus is to deepen your faith and offer some insight about how to share that faith with each other so that you may both grow in your relationship with God and the Church through your relationship with each other.


The general expectation is that couples getting married at St. Basil’s will enroll in the Marriage Preparation course at the Parish. However, if the session dates pose a scheduling conflict, alternate arrangements can be considered.

Currently, the course is NOT open to couples getting married at a parish other than St. Basil’s.

Confirmation of registration or inquiries can be addressed to the Director of Faith Formation (Marilena Berardinelli):


The fee for the Marriage Preparation Course session is $250, payable by cash or cheque. Cheques can be addressed to: St. Basil’s Catholic Parish.

Payment can be made at the first class.

SCHEDULE 2020-2021: 

Couples must be present at all 5 classes in order to receive a certificate of completion.

Winter 2021

Thursday  February 25 (7:00-8:30 PM) ZOOM

Thursday March 4 (7:00-8:30 PM) ZOOM

Thursday March 11 (7:00-8:30 PM) ZOOM

Thursday March 18 (7:00-8:30 PM) ZOOM

Thursday March 25 (7:00-8:30 PM) St. Basil’s Church if provincial COVID-19 restrictions allow. Otherwise, via ZOOM.