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June 28 - June 30

Marriages for Mary provides retreats for couples who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Marriage in the Catholic Church. The course is usually completed over a weekend and is modelled as a retreat with opportunities for private couple discussions.

The Archdiocese requires that all couples getting married in the Church take an approved marriage preparation course. The Marriages for Mary weekend-long retreats that we offer fulfill the requirement of the Archdiocese and offer a friendly, home environment in which couples can do their marriage preparation. They are all held at the Marriages for Mary retreat house in Metcalfe, Ontario unless otherwise noted.

You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course,  which is required in order to be married in the Catholic Church. The course is recognized both nationally and internationally.

The retreats have anywhere from one to six couples attending, depending upon the demand for the dates in question. For couples who are coming from far away, we can provide accommodations (for up to two couples).

There is no fixed price for the course; however, we request a suggested donation of $300. We are a registered, not-for-profit charity and we rely exclusively on the donations and generosity of our benefactors and the couples that we serve.

Please visit the Marriages for Mary website for more information on the course and how to register:


June 28
June 30


Marriages for Mary
(709) 697-2788 or (613) 408-0383
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