The sacrament of matrimony beautifully celebrates the love and union of a man and a woman. In this irrevocable covenant, the unity and love of the couple is meant to signify and share in the mystery of unity and fruitful love that exists between Christ and the Church. Husband and wife are called by God to help each other grow in holiness in their life together. They also help each other to raise any children God gives to them in the love and knowledge of God, who is the source of all love.

The Catholic Church views matrimony as an immensely important gift to the whole Church. Therefore, we pledge our prayers and resources to those preparing for this sacrament, and to those already married.

Knowing the many challenges facing married couples today, we believe that a solid and practical preparation to receive the Sacrament of Christian Marriage is more important now than ever. The marriage preparation program focuses on helping a couple attain the skills needed to allow their union to flourish in their life-long commitment as a married couple.

Preparation Details

Diocesan policy specifies that an engaged couple should present themselves to the priest at least twelve months prior to the intended wedding date. Click here for an overview of the preparation process.

Reserving the Church

A wedding date and time are not arranged until the couple has committed to the preparation process and submitted a completed contract with the requisite fees.

Contact the Parish Office for more information at 719-633-8711.