The union of husband and wife can be compared to the union between Christ and his Church. The two become one flesh and share in the great union of Christ’s love.

A Christian marriage is a sacrament in which a baptized man and woman pledge their love through a deep and personal covenant.

To celebrate this sacrament, the man and woman must be of mature age. There can’t be a previously existing valid marriage. And they must freely intend to enter a lifelong commitment.

Preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage must begin no less than four months before the wedding. Parishioners marrying another Catholic should contact our priest. Parishioners marrying a non-Catholic should contact our Deacon.

Guidelines for Weddings at the Cathedral of the Incarnation