To be married in the Church, preparations begin at least 6 months in advance. There is a diocesan marriage preparation course that takes two Saturdays. Preparation also requires at least 3 meetings with the priest for spiritual and practical considerations. Please contact the parish office, if you have gotten engaged or if you wish to have God’s blessing upon an already established civil union.
“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 persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament” (CCC, 1601).