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 person has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament. (Code of Canon Law #1055).
Marriage is a community of life and love, not simply a contract; the domestic church.
Marriage consists of the mutual love of a husband and wife and the procreation of children.
Married couples enter into a lifelong journey of conversion and mutual growth in love.
Marriage involves faith: it is a sacrament, an act of worship, an expression of faith, a sign of the church's unity and a witness to the presence of Christ.
The family and marriage should be protected and fostered, to safeguard public morality and promote domestic prosperity.
The actual sacramental celebration of marriage is a public act of worship on the part of the church.
Christian marriage is the usual way Christians live out their baptismal vocation to be a living sign and witness of Christ to the world through their love and service of God and neighbor.
Couples should contact the parish at least 6 months prior to the proposed wedding date.
Please do NOT make any other arrangements before contacting the Church.