Matrimony is one of the two sacraments of service. Married couples promise to serve each other with love and to serve the whole Church. They enter into a lifelong covenant of love. This is their vocation and they serve the Church by their love. When they give birth to children, they share in God's creation in a special way. In marriage, God gives a man and woman the grace and blessings to build a Christian family together. The church celebrates the call to love in a special way in the sacrament of Matrimony.
The Sacrament of Matrimony is a calling from God, where a man and woman are joined together in a life-long union of procreative love. The creator set up this union from the very beginning by the way in which He created men and women. Jesus taught that the nature of marriage itself reflects the indivisible unity of the love of God.
Ave Maria - Schubert
The Diocese of Calgary requires all couples who wish to marry to take a marriage preparation course prior to the wedding. It is a necessary requirement in order for the parish to allow the marriage to take place.
Engaged couples may complete the marriage preparation program through Ascension Parish by contacting Ferdie:
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
If you wish to marry within the Catholic Church, please contact our Parish Secretary at (403) 275-2240 or schedule online to meet with one of our priests, at least six months prior to the desired date of marriage to ensure suitable arrangements and preparation can be made. This initial meeting is important as it will cover several areas such as the wedding date (venue and time), review the other requirements, and the marriage preparation course to be taken.
- Freedom to Marry form:
- Baptism Certificate for The Purpose of Marriage:
- Marriage License:
- Pre-Marriage Preparation Course and Certificate: