Matrimony / Marriage

We rejoice with couples engaged to be married, and we look forward to supporting their journey for preparation not just for the wedding but for the life of their marriage as husband and wife. While a wedding is for a day, a marriage is a lifetime – so we are happy to help engaged couples prepare for both!

Receiving This Sacrament

To set-up a consultation with a priest or a deacon regarding you upcoming wedding, please contact the parish office to make an appointment. You'll want to speak with a priest or deacon of your choice. In order to allow proper time for the preparation process, wedding consultations should be scheduled no later than 6 months in advance of your wedding date.

As you prepare to celebrate your wedding, you may wish to read our Marriage Guidelines, which are current as of June 1, 2017.

Insights & References

To be married in the Catholic Church, the engaged couple must consist of a male and female, one party to the marriage must be Catholic, and both must be free to marry (meaning either not previously married, or if one was previously married, he/she has received through the Catholic Church, a declaration of nullity for that previous marriage). There is no doubt that you'll have a ton of questions about everything. Fear not, your clergy will assist you in every step and be able to answer all your questions.

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the church and handed himself over for her to sanctify her, cleansing her by the bath of water with the word.” — Ephesians 5:25-26
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.” — CCC #1610