“A man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two but one flesh.” Mk 10:7-8
“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.” Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1601
Marriage Preparation for those planning to receive the sacrament of Matrimony begins with an appointment to speak to the pastor nine months to one year before the intended wedding date. English Marriage Prep lessons take place on Friday evening and all day Saturday of one weekend. Natural Family Planning classes, psychological testing and interviews with the couple are also required. The pastor will also need a recent copy of the baptismal and confirmation certificates of the couple. For more info, call the Parish office 303-659-1410.