God created man and woman out of love and commanded them to imitate his love in their relations with each other. They are created equal in human dignity, and in marriage both are united in an unbreakable bond.
Matrimony is a Sacrament of Service. Married couples promise to serve each other with love and to serve the whole Church. They enter into a lifelong covenant of love. This is their vocation. The movement toward this life choice, the union of marriage, is a moment requiring careful deliberation and spiritual preparation.
In John’s Gospel, Christ’s first miracle occurs at the wedding in Cana. “The Church attaches great importance to Jesus’ presence at the wedding at Cana. She sees in it the confirmation of the goodness of marriage and the proclamation that thenceforth marriage will be an efficacious sign of Christ’s presence” (CCC, No. 1613).
If you are considering marriage and would like to be married in the Catholic church, please contact the parish office to set-up a Marriage Preparation appointment.