“The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1601).
To witness the love of a man and woman made holy in the Sacrament of Matrimony is to see concretely the love between Christ and His Church. Marriage fills us with great joy and gratitude. That is why we take the preparation and celebration of this sacrament seriously.
Congratulations if you are anticipating an upcoming wedding!! Please contact the parish office at least six months before the anticipated wedding date. Before your wedding date can go into the calendar, the bride and groom must meet with one of the parish priests to determine your freedom to marry in the church according to Canon Law. Then you will need to meet with the priest and meet with a mentor couple to prepare to get married. You will also need to take the Pre-Cana program that is required by the Catholic Church.
Declaration of Nullity
Often individuals are not fully participating in the life of the church because of divorce and remarriage. Others, civilly divorced, have questions regarding the previous marriage. Any of the parish priests would happily meet with you to discuss the status and possibilities of these particular situations. If there is a need to get a Declaration of Nullity, you cannot schedule your wedding until the situation has been addressed.