Sacrament of Holy Matrimony

Congratulations on your engagement!

You are soon to be united as husband and wife in the Sacrament of Marriage.   Your public commitment, expressed in the wedding vows and lived with generosity and fidelity, makes God’s love visible and present for us all. The Sacrament of Matrimony embodies the love between God and humanity.  It is a commitment before God and the Church, an act of faith that God has drawn you together to form a lifelong covenant.  It is a source of grace, a gift to strengthen you in your vocation to one another and to your children.  It is a sign of love to be shared, and a recognition that this relationship is bigger than the couple itself.

Marriage preparation and wedding liturgies at Christ the King respect the sacred and joyful quality of the sacrament.  Preparation includes meetings with a priest, deacon, or other member of the parish staff; meetings with a sponsor married couple; and a diocesan retreat.  These encounters focus on a number of key areas, including faith, communication and conflict, sexuality, and family planning.

To begin marriage preparation and schedule the wedding liturgy, please contact our parish office (574)272-3113 
at least six months in advance of the wedding date.

Once again, congratulations on your engagement and may God bless you as you prepare for this Sacrament!