Matrimony is a holy sacrament, officiated by a priest, of uniting a man to a woman. Through this holy sacrament, the man and woman become one, for as the Lord Jesus 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. So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no man separate” (Matthew 19:5,6).
The marriage preparation process begins with a meeting with the priest or deacon where introductions are made and the wedding date can be confirmed. Over the course of several meetings with the priest or deacon, the couple will reach a better understanding of themselves, each other and how the sacrament of Holy Matrimony will help them live out their lives together.
If you are engaged and planning to be married congratulations! Arrangements for the Sacrament of Marriage must be made at least six months in advance of the anticipated wedding date. Please contact the parish office at 419-893-4848.
Click here for the matrimony guidelines: Matrimony Guidelines