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 and we don’t pretend to be the experts in things other people can speak about more comprehensively.

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 fee for the Marriage Preparation Course session is $250, payable by cash or cheque at the start of the registered session. Cheques can me made payable to: St. Basil’s Catholic Parish.


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. Such conflicts should be communicated to the Pastor at your earliest convenience.

The course is also open to couples getting married in the Roman Catholic tradition, but who will celebrate the Rite of Marriage in another parish (in Canada or abroad).

Confirmation of registration or inquiries can be addressed to the Director of Family Ministries (Marilena Berardinelli) at this email address:


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