Matrimony (marriage) is the sacrament by which a baptized man and woman establish between themselves a lifelong partnership for their mutual good and and for the procreation and education of children.
The external sign of this sacrament is the promise that each spouse makes to the other. As long as both of them intend to contract a true marriage, the sacrament is performed. The effect of the sacrament is an increase in sanctifying grace for the couple, enabling each spouse to help the other advance in holiness.
Sacramental Marriage is more than a union of a man and a woman; it is symbolic of the divine union between Christ, the Bridegroom, and His Church, the Bride. As married Christians, open to the creation of new life and committed to our mutual salvation, we participate not only in God's creative act but in the redemptive act of Christ.
If you would like to be married at The parish of Saint Mary, please contact the parish office one year in advance of your desired wedding date.