Matrimony – is the sacrament which joins a baptized man and woman together as husband and wife in a union that is permanent and indissoluble. The married couple receive special graces to help them direct their family in loving relationships and toward full participation in the Christian community.

Engaged couples are encouraged to contact the Church Office as soon as they begin plans for their marriage, at least one year in advance. No date should be set or reception hall reserved until the couple meets with a priest and their freedom to marry has been confirmed.