Marriage”For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they two shall be in one flesh.”
—Matthew 19:5 (Genesis 2:24)
“What therefore God hath joined together,
let no man put asunder.” —Mark 10:9
For Catholics, the Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a publicly witnessed sign of one man and one woman making a total gift of self to each other. It is also a public witness of God’s creation of man and woman in His image and likeness. The loving covenant union of husband and wife reveals the family values and moral values God has established.
Please make initial arrangement with the Pastor at least 4-months prior to the projected date of Marriage. All couples share in the Pre-Cana program three months prior to their Marriage. Catholics must be regularly attending Mass here.
“The marriage covenant, by which a man and a woman form with each other an intimate communion of life and love… gives spouses the grace to love each other with the love with which Christ has loved His Church; the grace of the sacrament thus perfects the human love of the spouses, strengthens their indissoluble unity, and sanctifies them on the way to eternal life.” —Catechism of the Catholic Church #1660-1 (cf. Council of Trent DS #1799)