Marriage in the Catholic Church is a sacramental event that gives a visible sign of God’s presence in our lives. Together, a bride and groom enter into a relationship with God when they come before the church community and enter into marriage. Their bond becomes the symbol of the covenant that unites God and God’s people.
Because of the sacredness of this relationship, marriage cannot be entered into lightly. Marriage preparation is essential.
Engaged couples need to contact the parish office at least six months prior to marriage. Once the date of the wedding has been set, the couple will meet with the parish director and the priest who will officiate at the wedding. They will also meet with our music minister to select music for the Mass or service. In addition, the couple must attend a day for the engaged offered by the archdiocese.
Those married at St. Catherine need to be members of the parish. Or, if they are members of another parish and wish to be married at St. Catherine, permission from their own pastor is needed.