“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.” –CCC1601
The Church has a rich tradition in its teaching on sacramental marriage and covenantal union. The Old Testament authors write of God making a covenant with the chosen people and promising them that they will never be forsaken. The New Testament authors write of Jesus as the new covenant and compare the relationship of Jesus with the Church to the relationship between a husband and wife.
For this reason, a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh –Matthew 19:5
Please contact the parish office at least 6 months before the expected wedding date for preparation. Both fiancés must set an appointment together with the priest.