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.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1601)
Through the sacrament of Holy Matrimony, a man and a woman are joined as husband and wife in an irrevocable, covenantal bond. The husband and wife become a living witness to the Church of Christ’s unfailing love for her as the couple, no matter what difficulties might be before them, remain faithful to the promises they made on their wedding day.
If you have recently been engaged, congratulations! Please contact your priest as soon as possible, as all arrangements for weddings through the parish must be made at least six months in advance. The first step to make everything happen and to establish a date is to contact a priest at the parish. He will explain the whole process at your first meeting.