Couples seeking the Sacrament of Matrimony should contact the parish office at 613-224-1892 to arrange a meeting with the pastor. Please note that at least 8 months notice is required for weddings at St. Maurice. Couples must complete a marriage preparation course.
Christian marriage is a sign of the sacrament of the covenant of Christ and the Church. Since it signifies and communicates grace, marriage between baptized persons is a true sacrament of the New Covenant. The love of spouses requires, of its very nature, unity and indissolubility, which embraces their entire life: “so they are no longer two, but one flesh.” They “are called to grow continually in their communion through day-to-day fidelity to their marriage promise of total mutual self-giving.”This human communion is confirmed, purified, and completed by communion in Jesus Christ, given through the sacrament of Matrimony. It is deepened by lives of the common faith and by the Eucharist received together” (CCC 1617 – 1644).