Sacrament of Marriage

Marriage Preparation

 A couple – man and woman – who wish to enter marriage in the Catholic Church must be free of any prior bond of marriage. At least one of the couple must be Catholic. The Cathedral Basilica Parish requires one year’s notice of marriage in order to complete the necessary steps of marriage preparation.

 Couples who are members of the Cathedral Basilica Parish may complete the application form below and contact our parish office (905) 522-5744 to arrange an appointment with the Rector to discuss their plans. It is best to submit the application with recently issued Baptism Certificate(s) for the Catholic parties to the marriage.

 Couples who are not members of the Cathedral Basilica Parish, but belong to a parish in the Diocese of Hamilton or some other place, should first contact their own parish priest to begin the process of making plans for marriage. Only when your parish priest has agreed to assist in your preparation for marriage can the Cathedral Basilica consider your request to celebrate marriage here. Please be advised that you will be asked to abide by all the practices of the Cathedral Basilica regarding the celebration of marriage.

Couples where neither person is Catholic may not be married at the Cathedral Basilica. 

Please feel free to contact the Cathedral Basilica for more information.

Application for Marriage