Matrimony (Marriage)

TEMPORARILY PAUSED...DUE TO COVID-19

These sacraments will be postponed for the duration of the emergency

For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh? So that they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

- Matthew 19:5-7, American Standard Version (ASV)

Couples planning to be married must provide at least one year's notice and are required to take a Marriage Preparation Course. At least one of the parties should be a parishioner at St. Joseph's. Initial inquiries should be directed to the Parish Office during office hours.

Catholic Family Services - Online Marriage Preparation Classes

The Marriage Preparation & Family Life Office of Catholic Family Services has recently moved their Marriage Prep courses online to better serve the public during these uncertain times. If you are planning to get married in the Catholic Church, you can complete a Marriage Prep course online using the Zoom app while we continue to maintain social distancing over the next few months.

With many extra-curricular activities having been shut down because of COVID-19, many have found themselves with more time flexibility on their hands. This means that it's a great time to work towards getting your pre-marriage certificate now - there is no need to wait until the pandemic restrictions have been eased and businesses start opening up again. The best part is that there is no expiry date on your certificate, which is one thing that you won't need to worry about while planning your wedding under these difficult circumstances.

To learn more about our classes or to get yourself registered, please visit the Catholic Family Services of Toronto website at www.cfstoronto.com. Here are the highlights of what is available at this link:

  • Marriage Preparation
    • 2020 Course Schedule
    • Marriage Preparation Course Registration
  • Re-Marriage Preparation
    • 2020 Course Schedule
    • Re-Marriage Preparation Course Registration