The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony

"Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh." - Genesis 2:24

"The intimate community of life and love which constitutes the married state has been established by the Creator and endowed by him with its own proper laws. . . . God himself is the author of marriage." The vocation to marriage is written in the very nature of man and woman as they came from the hand of the Creator. Marriage is not a purely human institution despite the many variations it may have undergone through the centuries in different cultures, social structures, and spiritual attitudes. These differences should not cause us to forget its common and permanent characteristics. Although the dignity of this institution is not transparent everywhere with the same clarity, some sense of the greatness of the matrimonial union exists in all cultures. "The well-being of the individual person and of both human and Christian society is closely bound up with the healthy state of conjugal and family life." (§1603, CCC)

Please contact the parish office at (403) 273-2266, at least six months prior to the wedding date. Please arrange to have a recent baptismal certificate for the Catholic spouse.