Marriage Preparation

If you wish to go to extremes, let it be in sweetness, patience, humility and charity.

A saying of St Philip

Couples planning to be married should contact a priest well in advance of the wedding date. Each couple must receive preparation for marriage. The Oratory provides a course of marriage preparation at least once a year.  The time of the course is chosen to accommodate the couples being married, and it is open to all.

Classes for 2020 begin on Monday January 27 in the parish hall of Holy Family Church. They run for eight consecutive Monday nights from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., based on the program “Beloved” from the Augustine Institute ( The cost is $150 per couple for parishioners / $200 for non-parishioners. There is no need to preregister; registration takes place at the first class.  Please don’t hesitate to come to the second class if you missed the first one. Please contact the rectory for further details.