Effective March 1, 2016, in order to better serve you, registration is necessary for all Marriage Prep courses. You must meet with your Pastor before attending Marriage Prep. For weddings taking place outside Vancouver, you may still need to contact a local priest as there are additional requirements and paperwork.

All couples are advised to take a course at least 4 months before their intended wedding date. Non-Catholics are most welcome, as are couples not yet engaged, but exploring marriage. Registrations will close if the spots are filled and/or 72 hours before the start of the course. No drop-ins are permitted on the day of the course.

Courses may be cancelled if numbers are low in which case you will be duly notified and would have to register for another course. Please do not register a course close to your wedding date as there is a possibility of cancellation.

Registration

The fee is $260 per couple. Registration can be done online with credit card or by using a PayPal account. Registration by phone is accepted by Teresa Aere & Patricia Goldsmith at 604 683 0281.

For cheque payments, please make cheques payable to “The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Vancouver”. No cash payments are accepted.

We understand if occasionally, couples may require time before resuming wedding plans. Refunds can be processed (minus an administrative fee and pro-rated if applicable) should couples choose to cancel or withdraw from the course. Please print “ticket” as your “Confirmation of Registration” and bring it to the first session together with the signed Pastor’s Form. As we wish participants to fully be present to each other and the presentations, no infants and children are permitted.

Preparation Before The First Session

Upon registration, you will receive an email from us to do the Prepare/Enrich relationship online tool before coming to the first session. Read more below by clicking on Marriage Preparation Course Structure.

Attendance

Couples once registered, must attend the first session and take sessions in sequence. There will be a $10 fee imposed for no show, save for emergency and extenuating circumstances. This will be in effect from September 2016. Make-up sessions are strongly discouraged, and limited to substituting a weekday for weekday, Saturday for Saturday only.

Marriage Preparation Course Structure
Church Paperwork related to your intended marriage

 


NEW!

Changes in format of our Marriage Prep Courses in 2017: the Fertility Health Awareness session which has always been a part of Marriage prep continues to be part of the program but is hosted at specific dates/location to be picked separately.

Weekday, 5-Evening Courses 2017

All Saints’ Parish
821 Fairfax St, Coquitlam, BC
Thursdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Jan 19
Jan 26
Feb 2
Feb 9
Feb 16
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St Andrew Kim Parish
10222 – 161st St, Surrey
Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Feb 7
Feb 14
Feb 21
Feb 28
Mar 7
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John Paul II Pastoral Centre
4885 Saint John Paul II Way, Vancouver
Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Apr 4
Apr 11
Apr 18
Apr 25
May 2
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Saturday, 3-Day Courses 2017

John Paul II Pastoral Centre
4885 Saint John Paul II Way, Vancouver
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Jan 14
Jan 21
Jan 28
FULL!
John Paul II Pastoral Centre
4885 Saint John Paul II Way, Vancouver
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Feb 25
Mar 4
Mar 11
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St Nicholas Parish
20675 87 Ave, Langley, BC
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Apr 8
Apr 22
Apr 29
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Canadian Martyrs Parish
5771 Granville Ave, Richmond, BC
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Jun 3
Jun 10
Jun 17
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Fertility Health Awareness sessions: (must pick one for registration to be complete)

John Paul II Pastoral Centre
4885 Saint John Paul II Way, Vancouver
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, Feb 4 FULL
St Andrew Kim Parish
10222 – 161st St, Surrey
7:00 – 9:30 pm
Tuesday, Mar 28 register_here-150
John Paul II Pastoral Centre
4885 Saint John Paul II Way, Vancouver
7:00 – 9:30 pm
Thursday, May 11 register_here-150
Canadian Martyrs Parish
5771 Granville Ave, Richmond
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, Jun 24 register_here-150

 

Weekend, single weekend Courses 2017

The Marriage Preparation Weekend Course is solely for those couples whose circumstances do not permit them to do 3 Saturdays or 5 weeknights. If you believe this applies to your circumstance, then please use the link to the application form.
John Paul II Pastoral Centre (Karol W. Hall)
4885 Saint John Paul II Way, Vancouver
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Feb 17-19, 2017
Fri: 7-9pm
Sat: 10am – 3pm
Sun: 1-5pm

 

From April 1, 2016, if Marriage Prep is retaken in the future, with the same or different person, we will consider a reduction of the future fee.

Questions?  mprep@rcav.org

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