In the Catholic Church, marriage is more than a natural institution; it was elevated by Christ Himself, in His participation in the wedding at Cana (John 2:1-11), to be one of the seven sacraments.  A marriage between two Christians, therefore, has a supernatural element as well as a natural one.  While few Christians outside of the Catholic and Orthodox Churches regard marriage as a sacrament, the Catholic Church insists that marriage between any two baptized Christians, as long as it is entered into with the intention to contract a true marriage, is a sacrament. 

We welcome you to explore celebration of The Sacrament of Marrriage at St. Agnes Parish.

Receiving the Sacrament of Marriage requires consultation with the Parish at least six months before the planned event.

Marriage Preparation Program:  A marriage preparation course is required and this is arranged through Teresa Hartnett, Director of Family Ministry, Diocese of Hamilton. Due to the pandemic, courses are being offered online through ZOOM.

For more information and to arrange your initial appointment, please call our office at 519 885-4480 or email us at

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