"The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life and which is ordered by its nature to the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring, has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament between the baptized." (Code of Canon Law #1055)
For more details, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church, starting at 1601 to 1666.
Marriages will be celebrated when a date has been agreed upon by the pastor and after having all the criteria met. See link below. The pastor should be notified at least six months before the wedding date.
Marriage classes are required ( see criteria below) and are set up with the pastor.
Marriage Checklist Copyright © 2011, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. All rights reserved.
Copyright © 2011, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. All rights reserved.