Marriage is a sacrament— two people who by their love bring the person of Christ into each other’s lives. A civil bond is a legal contract between two individuals; the Sacrament of Marriage is the union of two FAITH-FILLED people with and in the person of Christ.
Because of the sacredness and nature of the Sacrament of Marriage, the Church takes great care in bringing its members to marriage. It attempts to help couples prepare themselves for the sacrament by several premarital preparation sessions. In these sessions, the couple will strengthen their relationship through the FOCCUS instrument, deepen their appreciation of marriage as a Sacrament, and plan their wedding liturgy. This process takes about six months.
Wedding dates must be reserved a minimum of six (6) months in advance to allow for the preparation. Please contact the parish office for information and to reserve your date at (402)938-4900.