Sacrament of Service
Marriage is one of two sacraments of service. The other is Holy Orders, ordination to the diaconate or priesthood. Marriage is a vocation, a Christian marriage is a “covenant relationship between a man, woman and God”. God himself is the author of marriage.
Active parish membership is expected before a wedding date may be set.
Allow additional 6 months in advance of wedding date to fulfill the preparation program recommended by the Diocese.
- Dating (resources on having a Christ-centered relationship)
- Engaged (they can help you plan a Catholic wedding and provide resources as you discern the vocation of marriage)
- Guidance in Marriage (for all married couples, no matter what stage of marriage you are in)
- Starting/already have a family (resources on raising a Catholic family)