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The Sacrament of Marriage

What is Marriage?

The liturgy of the Sacrament of Marriage in the Church is full of beautiful symbols and blessings. Discerning this sacrament as a divine calling for you is more crucial than one’s consideration of many well-known social benefits of marriage. The Church believes and teaches marriage as “a special sacrament” for “the duties of marriage in mutual and lasting fidelity” [1] and “mutual help and service” between a baptized man and a baptized woman in the unique, life-long partnership of total and mutual self-giving love. Marriage and married love are by their nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring, so that a man and a woman by their union in Christ are “no longer two, but one flesh” (Matt. 19ff).[2]

​[1] Liturgy of the Sacrament of Marriage.
[2] Gaudium et Spes, 48.​

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How to get Married in the Church?

Congratulations!  we are excited in your discernment to consecrate your love for each other through the Sacrament of Marriage. We look forward to assisting you as you prepare for this important step in your lives, and for your future.

To get started please contact the parish office through phone (4162980989) or email at stbarnabaschurch@bellnet.ca

Once we have received the request we will be in touch with you to organize a first meeting, at which time we will initiate the preparation process and book a wedding date.

“Marriage and family are the first community called to announce the Gospel to the human person during growth and to bring him or her..to full human and Christian maturity.” 

Pope St. John Paul II

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