Marriage is one of the most important commitments you will make during the course of your life. Because of its importance, the following points are important in regard to your plans.
The Sacrament of Marriage is part of the faith life of the individual. It is also an extension of the life of faith of the community. As part of the journey toward marriage, we ask that couples register in our parish and share our Sunday worship six months prior to the beginning of the marriage preparation process.
Marriage is the one Sacrament that is administered by the couple to each other. The Catholic Church beginning in the 1960’s, required that couples undergo a marriage preparation process (sometimes referred to as Pre Cana) of 4 to 6 months in duration. This process has enabled couples to have a stronger marriage long-term and a greater chance of true success. The marriage preparation process begins with a meeting of the couple with a priest or deacon. The second part of the preparation process consists of participation and completion of the sponsor couple program offered through our parish. The priest or deacon will provide details at the initial meeting.