Matrimony

  • The Sacrament of Matrimony 

    St. Joseph Church welcomes you and we are delighted to share in the joy of your matrimony. 

    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

    Requirements for the Sacrament of Marriage:
    Register in the Parish and become a member of the Sunday worshipping community for at least 3 months before contacting the priest.  Then contact the priest at least 5 months prior to the date of the wedding.  No wedding date is guaranteed until ALL Diocesan and Parish requirements have been fulfilled.