“The marriage covenant, by which a man and a woman form with each other an intimate communion of life and love, has been founded and endowed with its own special laws by the Creator. By its very nature it is ordered to the good of the couple, as well as to the generation and education of children. Christ the Lord raised marriage between the baptized to the dignity of a sacrament (cf CIC, can. 1055 # 1; cf. GS 48 # 1).
Since marriage establishes the couple in a public state of life in the Church, it is fitting that its celebration be public, in the framework of a liturgical celebration, before the priest (or a witness authorized by the Church), the witnesses, and the assembly of the faithful.” From the Catechism of Catholic Church 1660, 1663.
Please call the parish office at least six months in advance of intended marriage. Please set no dates until the priest performing the ceremony has been consulted and the church of marriage is available.
Pre-Cana Class: For more information, please visit the Pre-Cana Class webpage.