“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, Paragraph 1601)

Schedule a Wedding

Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding! To begin your wedding planning process, please contact Joan Sheppard 9 – 12 months in advance, to allow sufficient time to secure your preferred date and for adequate planning.

Marriage Preparation

Marriage preparation takes a minimum of 6 months and includes:

  • An intake session (wedding guidelines will be received)
  • Meetings with a deacon or priest
  • FOCCUS premarital inventory
  • Weekend Engaged Encounter or Conference for the Engaged
  • Sessions with a deacon or parish sponsor couple
  • Time to plan your wedding liturgy

We look forward to working with you to prepare for this special sacrament!

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