The Good Shepherd Parish

Blackburn Hamlet Ontario

Marriage Preparation Course at Good Shepherd Parish - 2017


The Good Shepherd Parish 2017 Marriage Preparation Course will begin in January and classes will take place at the church on the Mondays listed below.


Monday, January 23rd - 7:00- 9:15 pm

Monday, January 30th - 7:00-9:15 pm

Monday, February 6th - 7:00-9:15 pm

Monday, February 13th - 7:00 - 9:15 pm

Monday, March 6th - 7:00 - 9:15 pm

Monday, March 20th - 7:00 - 9:15 pm


The fee of $110.00 per couple is used to provide the engaged couples with excellent books and other resources. 


Engaged couples must meet with a Catholic priest in order to attend the course and to be married in the Catholic Church. If they are to be married at Good Shepherd Parish then they should meet with Father Shroff, our pastor. If they are to be married at another parish and would like to attend the Marriage Preparation course at Good Shepherd then they must meet with the pastor of their parish and he must provide Father Shroff with a letter (e-mail is fine) indicating that a meeting to obtain permission to marry has taken place.


This course provides engaged couples with a thorough as well as enjoyable preparation for marriage in the Catholic Church. Weekly meetings consist of talks given by married couples whose experience in the areas presented (Family of Origin, Theology of the Body, Natural Family Planning, Parenting, Finances and Communication) will give couples great material to use during their engagement and for their whole lives. Each meeting also includes an opportunity for questions, discussion, social time and especially important, 30 minutes for the engaged couple to privately answer and discuss questions that must be talked about before marriage takes place. God’s love and mercy for each one of us in whatever situation we come from, is at the core of all of the parts of this course. 


Please contact Adele and Adrian Pierce with questions and in order to register for the course. 613-824-0907.


We look forward to meeting you!

Adele and Adrian Pierce


Marriage