"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
If you are seeking to celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage, please contact the pastor at least six months prior to the wedding to schedule the wedding and begin the preparation for celebrating this sacrament. For complete information on this process, please consult the "guidelines" listed below. Holy Spirit Parish utilizes the FOCCUS (Facilitating Open Couple Communication, Understanding and Study) or the FACET (Foundations Applied Conversation and Education Tool) compatibility instruments to facilitate discussion with and between the couple. A couple is also asked to participate in at least one pre-marital enrichment program (Sponsor Couple or Engaged Encounter Weekend).
As you prepare to discuss the sacrament of marriage, please review the guidelines and programming below.