The Sacrament of Marriage is a lifetime union between a man and a woman. On their wedding day, the couple professes their love before God and the Church.
They promise to love, respect, honor and be faithful to each other. "Therefore, a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.“ Genesis 2-24
*To be married at our Parish, couples must participate in various programs of marriage preparation and other requirements.
Please contact the parish office to arrange an appointment with a priest to begin the Marriage preparation process.
The priest that will officiate at your wedding will journey with you throughout your preparation. It is recommended that you allow at least six months to complete all your preparations to get married in the Catholic Church.
During the process of wedding preparation, the time should be of learning and growth in your love for one another in the practice of your Catholic faith. Therefore, we strongly encourage our couples to attend Sunday Mass regularly together and faithfully.
Furthermore, please frequent the Sacrament of Reconciliation or Confession as often as possible, but in particular a few days before the wedding ceremony. The faithful reception of these sacraments will deepen your spiritual lives and enhance the quality of your wedding liturgy.
Parents: How do they fit into the wedding preparations?
From the very beginning and throughout your entire wedding preparation, we communicate only with the bride and groom. While we acknowledge, understand, comprehend, support their interest in the marriage ceremony of their son or daughter, should parents (or any other relative or friend) contact us regarding your marriage plans, we shall immediately thank them for their interest and refer them back to you, the couple. The bride and the groom together are the only persons who communicate decisions to us.
Further, many couples do not appreciate their future-in-laws phoning the Pastor (or Wedding Coordinator) and trying to influence or change the decisions that they have already made and communicated to the parish priest and staff. Kindly explain from the beginning that you alone will organize your wedding day and future marriage.