Matrimony (Marriage)

“No one has ever seen God. Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us,
and his love is brought to perfection in us…
1 John 4:12

Marriage is a sacrament we celebrate with great joy here at St. Mary’s.; Preparing for marriage and planning for a wedding is an exciting and blessed time. Our Marriage Prep Team is here to help you along the way to preparing for and planning your big day!

Those seeking marriage are invited to speak with the parish priest to begin your preliminary paperwork and start the marriage preparation process. Diocesan requirements include a minimum of a 4-month preparation program.

After meeting with the priest, you will be introduced to a mentoring couple who will work with you throughout the marriage preparation process. The program will include the following components:

  • FOCCUS Test and Review
  • Natural Family Planning
  • Finances
  • Sex and Sexuality
  • Communication
  • Individual and Family Development
  • Sacramental Marriage

Please contact the parish office with any questions and to get started.

“The intimate community of life and love which constitutes the married state has been established by the Creator
and endowed by him with its own proper laws…. God himself is the author of marriage.” CCC #1603