Marriage

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The Catholic Church believes that Christian Marriage is a sacred covenant, entered into by a man and a woman, who commit themselves to each other, through Christ, for a partnership of life and love.

Couples are asked to be active parishioners prior to the beginning of the preparation process. If not registered in the parish, this is a good time to do so.

Our Church desires that couples enter into marriage with the highest degree of freedom and knowledge about the vows they will exchange before God and humanity. Prior to setting the date for the wedding, the priest or his delegate will meet with the couple and determine their freedom to marry according to Canon Law.

Following the initial visits with the priest or his delegate, the wedding date will be set and put on the church calendar.

The priest or his delegate will then direct the couple:
(a) To Pre-Cana or the Engaged Encounter;
(b) Through the specific marriage preparation program (Fully Engaged);
(c) And through all necessary paperwork.

Meetings with the church musician and the wedding coordinator may also be scheduled after the wedding date is established.

For more information about celebrating the sacrament of Holy Matrimony, please contact Sherie Zebrowski, 386-767-6111, szebrowski@catholicchurchofepiphany.com.