Marriage is a gift from God. He created it as a sign of his love for his people. In this great Sacrament, a man and a woman become one, completing each other in every way and, through openness to new life, joining in God’s ongoing creation of the world.
Any man or woman who has discerned a call to the marriage is invited to meet with any of the priests, deacons, or parish staff to talk about living as a single person who is headed for the blessings of marriage. If a couple has reached the point of becoming engaged, they should contact the parish office without delay, in order to begin planning for a wedding. There are elements of marriage preparation that must be satisfied to assure proper understanding and readiness for marriage, and they take time. So, again, an engaged couple should contact the parish right away.