Marriage Preparation

The Life and Family Resource Centre offers “For Better and For Ever” marriage preparation programs.  These small group sessions are available for all couples including those in one or more of the following special circumstances, such as couples who are marrying after extended cohabitation, beginning marriage with children, have been previously married, are age 45+, or preparing for convalidation (blessings of their marriage).

Contact your local parish to make an appointment with your pastor or his associate regarding all other preparations.

Course Information

  • Registration
    • Registration fee: 200.00 (includes all materials, refreshments at all sessions and lunch on Saturday). The registration fee is due prior to attending the program. 
    • Register and pay online or  
    • Register by phone. Please call 403-218-5505. We accept cash, cheque, Visa and MasterCard. 
      • Payment via cheque can be made to: 
        Life and Family Resource Centre
        120-17th Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S-2T2 
    • Cancellation Policy: An administration fee of $50 will be charged for cancellations prior to the orientation night.  No refunds will be issued for no shows or cancellations after the orientation night.
  • Upcoming Sessions
    • Couples are required to attend one orientation evening at least two weeks prior to the weekend session. 
    • The Orientation Evening is held on Mondays from 7 to 9 PM. The Weekend Sessions are held on Friday evening (7 to 9 PM) and Saturday (9 AM to 4 PM). 
    • View the list of Upcoming Courses

For more information, please contact: 
Life and Family Resource Centre
403-218-5505 or e-mail

Related Offices Life & Family Resource Centre (LFRC) Related Programs Marriage Preparation
Related Themes Sacraments Marriage Preparation

Diocesan Marriage Ministry Committee


The Calgary Diocesan Marriage Ministry Team is committed to collaborate on the shared vision of Christian marriage, exchange experiences and share resources.


Presently this ministry enjoys representatives of

  • Calgary Diocesan Marriage Enrichment Presenters
  • Parish Marriage Preparation Training Teams
  • Parish Lead Sponsor Couples
  • Catholic Engaged Encounter
  • Marriage Encounter
  • Catholic Family Services Marriage Preparation
  • Retrouvaille

Feel free to contact the Life & Family Resource Centre at 403-218-5504

  • if you are involved in the ministry of marriage preparation or marriage enrichment and want to join the diocesan team
  • have questions about how you can get the ministry started in your parish
  • have questions on any aspects of the ministry of marriage preparaton
  • if you would like to attend a marriage enrichment workshop
Related Offices Life & Family Resource Centre (LFRC) Related Programs Marriage Preparation Retrouvaille
Related Themes Parenting Marriage Preparation Family Marriage

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