“Since God created him man and woman, their mutual love becomes an image of the absolute unfailing love with which God loves man.”- CCC 1604
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Marriage is one of the most profound and exciting ways in which people experience the living God in their everyday lives. Through the love spouses show for one another and in the ways they bring this love to the world, in their children and by way of service, marriage becomes a beacon of hope in an often troubled world. It is important that couples do not simply coast into marriage without having the opportunity to discover and to claim for themselves their identity and purpose as husband and wife.
At St. Anne’s Parish we offer a marriage preparation program called Witness to Love that uses a mentorship model to prepare couples for healthy, vibrant, lifelong, Christ-centred marriages. In short, the engaged couple asks a mentor couple to accompany them, and the two couples work through material together. Although very rewarding, Witness to Love is quite a commitment, and most dedicated couples take 3-6 months to work through all the content. The program only costs $50, but one of the requirements is that you meet with a natural family planning instructor, which costs about $100 (in addition to the $50) depending on which method you choose.
Please contact the parish for preliminary information about marriage and booking our facilities at least six months in advance.
If you are struggling in your marriage or facing divorce, separation, or annulment, please contact us. Saint Anne’s Parish and the Diocese of Saskatoon have people and resources to help you. You don’t need to face this alone.
To book the church or hall for your wedding, please contact:
Darlene Fix, Parish Secretary
For other marriage information and support, please contact:
Clark Jaman, Coordinator of Evangelization and Adult Faith Formation