The Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person. It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God's values.
All love comes from God, and all love reflects the love that God has for His creation. The Sacrament of Marriage is, first and foremost, a sign and symbol of this love. Marriage is a sacrament of the self-giving love which two people offer to each other. The love which a couple have for each other mirrors the love God has for men and women.
Sacramental preparation is a requirement for marriage in the Church. Please inquire at least six months in advance of the intended wedding date. Do not make other plans until the date has been cleared by the priest/deacon celebrant. Contact the Parish Office at 828-693-6901.