Below are the two programs endorsed by the Diocese for marriage preparation:
1. Catholic Family Service
In partnership with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary, Catholic Family Service (CFS) offers a Marriage Preparation Weekend to couples preparing for the sacrament of marriage. The word sacrament is defined as “a sign of the sacred,” which means that couples are encouraged to model their marriage on Christ’s love. Over the course of a weekend, participants take a time-out from wedding planning to developing practical tools that will create a lifelong, happy marriage, including:
2. For Better & For Ever
When couples do not reside in the same geographic location, we offer preparation with a mentor couple through virtual sessions (i.e., Zoom) using the For Better & For Ever program.
Natural Family Planning
Natural Family Planning (NFP) methods provide couples with the means of achieving or avoiding pregnancy based on natural signs of fertility.
Separation & Divorce Ministry
Support for adults and children who are experiencing separation/divorce in their family and a program helping separated/divorced parents improve their co-parenting relationship.
Grieving a Miscarriage or Stillbirth
When families lose a baby in the womb, the cries of birth go unheard; the grasp of tiny fingers slips away. This profound loss needs articulation. Join us in a prayer gathering to commend our children communally into the embrace of our merciful God and to support those who are grieving the loss of a child.