Matrimony

“By coming to restore the original order of creation disturbed by sin, he himself gives the strength and grace to live marriage in the new dimension of the Reign of God. It is by following Christ, renouncing themselves, and taking up their crosses that spouses will be able to “receive” the original meaning of marriage and live it with the help of Christ. This grace of Christian marriage is a fruit of Christ’s cross, the source of all Christian life” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1615).

The Catholic Church is extremely joyful that couples seek the Sacrament of Matrimony!  And, our parish seeks to provide the best marriage preparation and enrichment so that our world sees the example of holy marriages!

Check out this fun video that provides a great example of a faith-filled marriage in which both spouses have the till-death-do-us-part attitude.

Beloved2A couple that wishes to get married in the Catholic Church should contact the parish office six months to one year prior to the planned wedding date.  That allows plenty of time for our marriage preparation process to take place.

Our marriage preparation process includes:

  • At least two meetings with the Pastor, for him to get to know the couple and begin planning the wedding liturgy.
  • Our parish’s “Love & Life” seminar (click image below for full-size flyer)
    NFP Intro Session Flyer (June-Dec. 2018)
  • A mentor-couple process, in which the engaged couple will gather with a mentor couple to discuss marriage and family life.  Getting to know other couples who have been married for a longer period of time is the BEST PART of our preparation process!
  • Videos from the series Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage, which give couples a deeper understanding of the reality & practicalities of married life
  • A communication inventory and discussion with one of our parish’s deacons
  • A one-day marriage preparation retreat day
  • Education in the gift of human life & sexuality, including specific information about Natural Family Planning