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IMPORTANT IMFORMATION REGARDING MARRIAGE PREPARATION CANCELLATIONS

All marriage preparation programs scheduled between March 20/21 and May 8/9 are cancelled. The scheduled courses will resume on the weekend of May 22/23. We will be adding additional courses in July and August, in addition to those already on the website, for couples to reschedule the programs that are cancelled. The available dates can be found on the website at https://hamiltondiocese.com/offices/family-ministry/ptm/  and the summer dates will be added as soon as the dates are chosen. 

If your wedding is to take place before the end of May, meaning you cannot reschedule your course before your marriage, you are given permission to marry without meeting the marriage preparation requirement. We strongly encourage couples in this situation to consider rebooking their course in one of the other available programs, even though you will already be married. The program is proven to have a positive long term impact on marriages. 

If you have questions about any of this, please contact Teresa Hartnett, Director of the Family Ministry Office, at thartnett@hamiltondiocese.com. Reimbursement for anyone registered for a course between March 20/21 and May 8/9 (both in Hamilton and Waterloo) will be credited to your credit card as soon as possible. You will need to reregister for any new program chosen.

Marriage Preparation

Congratulations to both of you as you enter into the beautiful vocation of marriage. With God at your side you will be starting on a lifetime journey of love.

Love by its very nature requires a giving and receiving by each person in relationship and marriage requires this in an on-going and lasting way.

We want to help you prepare for your lifelong, successful marriage.  Any of the programs below will meet  your requirement for marriage preparation, so you can feel free to sign up for whatever programs works best for you as a couple. 

Once you have met with your parish priest, be sure to register for your Hamilton Marriage PreparationWaterloo Marriage Preparation, Bruce-Grey Marriage PreparationCatholic Engaged Encounter or Remarriage course as classes fill up quickly. It is best to take the course at least six months before your wedding.

For more information, please contact:
Teresa Hartnett
Tel. 905-528-7988  ext. 2250