The Catholic Church in her teachings and laws has clearly defined the nature and purpose of Christian marriage. Canon 1055 #1 states, “The marriage covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of their whole life, and which of its own very nature is ordered to the well-being of the spouses and to the procreation and upbringing of children, has, between the baptized, been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament.” It is very clear that marriage is between a man and a woman. Jesus in handling a divorce controversy reminded us of God’s plan for us through marriage, thus, “Have you not read that from the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh,?” (Matt.19:4-5)
We invite all those men and women who are not yet in sacramental marriage to call the Pastor’s Office and schedule a meeting with him. If you have been in any form of marriage not witnessed by a Catholic Priest or Deacon, if you are in any form of marriage celebrated without the permission of a Catholic Bishop, our Pastor will be more than happy to have a discussion with you.
Our Diocesan guidelines require an initial interview at least 6 months before the wedding date. Please, do not print your invitations before reaching an agreement with your Pastor. Call the Parish office for further information.