The Sacrament of Matrimony
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.
Catechism of the Catholic Church 1601
Couples contemplating marriage must contact the Parish for an appointment at least SIX MONTHS IN ADVANCE. To assure your date, call one year in advance of your desired wedding date. The diocesan guidelines including Pre-Cana Conference (Catholic marriage preparation program) must be fulfilled. Click here for information about upcoming Pre-Cana workshops. It is presumed that, for marriage to be celebrated in the Church, one of the partners is a practicing member of the Roman Catholic Tradition. To learn more about planning your wedding at Church of the Blessed Sacrament, contact Katie Pechin. See our Wedding Preparation & Planning Guide for additional information.