Matrimony is a sacrament, a visible sign of God’s invisible grace and of the Lord’s presence in our lives. The sign itself of this particular sacrament is not a formula of words combined with water, wine, bread or oil. Instead, it is the mutual promise between bride and groom and the life lived in accordance with that nuptial vow.
Marriage is a sacred partnership established by God. A marriage is made strong through sharing a lifelong love; nourishing children and raising them to be active Christians; and ministering to each other and to the community. Married couples should live their lives as a sign of Christ’s love.
Most weddings are on a Saturday afternoon or Friday evening. Because of the variety of activities taking place in the church each week, time is limited. Therefore we try to schedule weddings within the following times: Fridays between 5 and 7pm and Saturday between 1 and 2pm. A wedding can be celebrated within a Mass or within a Scripture Service. A Mass is appropriate when the majority of those attending are Catholic. A Scripture Service is recommended when many of those attending are not Catholic. Holy Communion is not offered during a Scripture Service.
Before a wedding is added to the church’s list of activities the couple will need to make an appointment with the priest. Please call the parish office at least six (6) months before the wedding date to arrange.