CCC1601: “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.”

The requirements for preparation for the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony are varied depending on the couples particular situation. Couples are asked to contact the parish office at lease six months prior to the wedding.

Explanation of a Catholic Wedding from the USCCB