"The marriage covenant, by which a man and a woman form with each other an intimate communion of life and love, has been founded and endowed with its own special laws by the Creator. By its very nature it is ordered to the good of the couple, as well as to the generation and education of children. Christ the Lord raised marriage between the baptized to the dignity of a sacrament."
Catechism of the Catholic Church # 1660
Why get married in the Catholic Church?
Since marriage establishes the couple in a public state of life in the Church, it is fitting that its celebration be public, in the framework of a liturgical celebration, before the priest (or a witness authorized by the Church), the witnesses, and the assembly of the faithful.
Catechism of the Catholic Church 1663
Getting married? There is so much excitement in planning a wedding! Make sure that you call the parish office at least nine months before the wedding date to make an appointment with a deacon, who will help you decide what type of preparation is necessary as each couple is unique. You may also email our Coordinator of Marriage Preparation, Gaby Hansell at firstname.lastname@example.org. We offer Unitas, Convalidation, Sponsor Couples and Engaged Encounter. Congratulations!