"A man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh." ~
Your decision to be married in the Church is an important one. In doing so you proclaim to the Christian community and to God your love for one another. Being married in a church is a public celebration. You ask for and are guaranteed the prayers and support of the Christian community. Through the publication of banns in our weekly bulletin, the parish will know of your upcoming wedding.
To be married in the Church implies you understand marriage is a sacrament, a gift of God’s love, blessing and presence. Because your marriage is a sacrament, you and the parish share the responsibility of sacramental preparation. That is why you participate in a Pre-Marriage Inventory (FOCCUS) and a Marriage Preparation Program (Pre-Cana) as well as scheduled meetings with the priest or deacon working with you. We will help you prepare for receiving the Sacrament of Matrimony.
As you prepare for marriage, we urge you to worship together, regularly, participating in Mass and praying together, asking God to bless you both and keep you free from worry, full of happiness and anticipation before your wedding.
We want your wedding to be beautiful, memorable and meaningful. Don’t hesitate to talk to us about what we can do to make it so. May God bless you in your marriage.