Marriage

Let marriage be held in honor by all and let the marriage bed be kept undefiled; for God will judge fornicators and adulterers.

Hebrews 13:4

“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

Requirements

  • Must be arranged eight to twelve months prior to the wedding date.
  • The Catholic couple should have received the Sacrament of Confirmation.
  • If there have been previous marriages by either party, an annulment will be necessary.

The Marriage Ceremony

A Nuptial Mass is the usual form for the celebration of the Sacrament of Matrimony between two Catholics.

A marriage between a Catholic and a baptized Christian is usually celebrated outside of Mass.

A marriage between a Catholic and an unbaptized person is always celebrated outside of Mass.

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