Marriage Preparation

Marriage preparation, similar to other sacraments, is a primarily parish based ministry. The Marriage Preparation program “For Better and For Ever” is the preferred program of the Calgary Diocese. You are encouraged to contact your parish to inquire about their program.

“For Better and For Ever” Small Group Program 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. Please feel free to contact us directly about this program.

Course Information

Couples are required to attend one orientation evening at least two weeks prior to the weekend sessions to allow time for completion of questions for reflection and dialogue in "For Better & For Ever". This is followed by the weekend sessions.

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

Please make cheque payable to:

Life and Family Resource Center
120 - 17 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2S 2T2

We also accept Cash, Visa and MasterCard

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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.

For more information or registration contact the Life & Family Resource Centre at 403-218-5505


Other approved diocesan programs are available:

  • “Catholic Engaged Encounter”: You may contact us or go directly to their website: www.ceewest.com
  • Catholic Family Services Marriage Preparation Weekend for Couples: Information on this program is available on www.cfs-ab.org or by calling 403-233-2360
  • Couples Separated by Distance: The Life and Family Resource Centre tries to make special arrangements for couples separated by distance, depending on the circumstances

For information and/or to register call the Life and Family Resource Centre at 403-218-5505 or email lifeandfamily@calgarydiocese.ca

To learn more check out these external resources:

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

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