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Information on the Sacrament of Marriage

"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
Wedding Ceremony Plan
Wedding songs
Wedding Brochure
Marriage Prep (pdf)
Preparation for marriage (website)
U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops document on marriage -> Pastoral letter on marriage
Celebrating the Rite of Marriage
Text for the Rite of Marriage
Contraception: Why Not? (Janet Smith)
Marriage is for Keeps (especially Chapter 2)
Marriage on CatholicsComeHome
God's plan for a joy filled marriage (Christopher West
Life Giving Love (book by Kimberly Hahn)
Archdiocese Office of Marriage and Family Life

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