Holy Family
Notre Dame
Roman Catholic Parish
4731 Burke Road
Port Alberni, BC   V9Y 5P1


Couples planning to marry should give notice of at least six months before the proposed date. A Marriage Preparation Course is mandatory. Please call the parish office for an appointment.

Marriage is the second sacrament at the service of communion; the first is Holy Orders.


Marriage Preparation Course Places and Dates


February 2018

Trinity Catholic (Parish Hall)

6234 Spartan Road, Nanaimo, BC

Friday, February 9, 2018: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, February 10, 2018: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

May 2018

St. Patrick’s (Parish Hall) 2060 Haultain Street, Victoria, BC Friday, May 4, 2018: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, May 5, 2018: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sunday, May 6, 2018: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm



What is Love Communication and Expectations

What is Marriage

What is Sacramental Marriage

Finances and Faith

Marital Sexuality, Family, Natural Family Planning

The Mission of Family

All Marriage Prep Course Participants are invited to attend our Natural Family Planning Seminars (dates and locations to be announced)

Please contact Fr. Dean Henderson to register or for more information


To register, please contact the parish office at (250) 723-8912. 

The cost of $150 includes Saturday lunch, weekend refreshments and course materials.