Sacrament of Marriage
For Catholics, the Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person. It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God's values.
A Natural Institution
Marriage is a practice common to all cultures in all ages. It is, therefore, a natural institution, something common to all mankind. At its most basic level, marriage is a union between a man and a woman for the purpose of procreation and mutual support, or love. Each spouse in a marriage gives up some rights over his or her life in exchange for rights over the life of the other spouse.
While divorce has existed throughout history, it has been rare until recent centuries, which indicates that, even in its natural form, marriage is meant to be a lifelong, union.
Are you engaged to be married?
Please contact the parish office for assistance:
firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 241-8910
Archdiocesan policy requires a six-month period of preparation before marriage and you or a family must be a registered parishioner. A couple is to contact the parish office to arrange for a particular date and to reserve the church for your wedding ceremony.