"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."
Couples planning to be married must contact the priest one year in advance. You must be a registered parishioner, attending this parish. To help you reflect on various issues dealing with your life together, you are required to participate in a Marriage Preparation Course. In St. Paul's Parish, we offer one parish based course each year, usually in the spring. The course is a Friday evening and all day Saturday.