Marriage / Weddings

We have gathered resources to assist you in planning your wedding celebration at St Thomas More. We believe that adequate preparation will facilitate your growth in love for God and for each other throughout your married life. We are here to assist you in making your marriage celebration a happy and memorable occasion.
Step 1: Contact the parish priest (through the parish office) at least six (6) months before any proposed date of marriage. The priest will want to discuss your readiness for Christian marriage, preparation for marriage courses, the documents required for marriage, and the ceremony itself. 

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE is offered by married couples to help engaged couples prepare for marriage. Completion of a Catholic marriage preparation course is a mandatory pre-requisite for marrying in The Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton.  

We strongly recommend that the marriage course be taken at least 4-6 months before the wedding, especially as space and program schedules may be limited. By participating in a marriage preparation program you will receive: 

  • Information about what the Church believes and teaches about Catholic marriage and family life. 
  • Advice and practical assistance for your daily married lives together. 
  • An introduction to Natural Family Planning (NFP) a reliable method of planning your family that is both based on science and in harmony with God’s design for sexual intimacy and Church teaching. NFP assists with planning or spacing births, and also often helps in working with any infertility issues. 
  • The witness of married couples to the sacrament of marriage and how it is lived in their lives. 

For more information about our parish program, please go to this link and complete the form. 

The 2024 Marriage Preparation Course will be offered March 15-17, 2024. There are also programs offered through the Archdiocese. Information for these programs can be obtained through the office.
Couples are welcome to rent flowers and pew bows from the Church for a fee of $100. Here are some photos to help you visualize what they look like. Note: The wedding flowers are the white ones with green (the orange flowers in front of the altar are seasonal fresh flowers and would not be used for weddings).