Christ fills the souls of husband and wife and invites them to follow him. He transforms their whole married life into an occasion for God's presence on earth.
-SAINT JOSE MARIA ESCRIVA
Getting married? Congratulations! Please contact the Parish Office as soon as possible after getting engaged. Our diocese requires at least a 6 month preparation period before the wedding. The marriage prep process is not just to plan a beautiful wedding day, but to build the type of marriage that will last till death do us part.
The Sacrament of Marriage is a great blessing to not only the couple and their family and friends, but to the Church as a whole. Saint Bernadette strives to prepare couples for a lifetime of grace in the relationship that will help lead them to heaven.
Wedding dates and preparation details will be discussed at your first meeting.
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