Sacrament of Holy Matrimony
“But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female. For this reason 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. Therefore what God has joined together, no human being must separate.” – Mark 10:6-9
Choosing to Marry
“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.” (CCC 1601)
Marriage Preparation: Please contact a priest or deacon at least six months before you wish to marry to begin the process.
The marriage preparation program at St. Matthew offers couples an opportunity to reflect on and discuss some of the vital aspects of married life. For questions regarding seeking a Declaration of Nullity, please click here.