Marriage

What is Marriage?

“The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament”
(Catechism of the Catholic Church N. 1601)

What are the requirements to get married at Holy Rosary Cathedral?

To get married at the Cathedral the couple must meet with the priest in person and book the ceremony.
Completion of the paperwork and Marriage Preparation Course is required for the celebration of the wedding.
To book a wedding time it is necessary to pay the Cathedral Booking Fee and to meet in person with the priest.

What is the Marriage Preparation Course?

Marriage Preparation Course offers couples the opportunity to develop a better understanding of Christian marriage; to evaluate and deepen their readiness to live married life; and to gain insights into themselves as individuals and as a couple. It is especially effective in helping couples to deal with the challenges of the early years of marriage.

For more information visit rcav.org/m-prep

How far in advance should I book the wedding ceremony?

As early as possible to ensure that the date you prefer is available, but no later than six months before the wedding ceremony.
To book a meeting with the priest or if you have any questions please call the parish office at 604 682 6774 ext. 0

Note: Bookings are not done by phone. You must meet with Fr. Pablo Santa Maria to book a wedding date.

Marriage Request Form

Please download, fill out the form and send it via email to: hrc@shaw.ca


If you have any questions please contact us and we will be very happy to help you.