Matrimony

photo by Ann Gorgen

The Sacrament of Matrimony

According to our Catholic faith, Jesus lifted marriage to the level of a sacrament, revealing the love of God for us and Christ’s love for the Church. It is a sacred covenant and lifelong commitment between a man and woman.  Our sacramental life is rooted in God, faith and community.  

An engaged couples' preparation for the sacrament of matrimony should begin with an appointment with the pastor at least 6-8 months before the anticipated wedding date. Please contact us before setting your wedding date.

 

 

 

 

Overview to the Wedding Planning Process 

at St. Clare of Assisi parish.

Click here for detailed steps.

Step 1:  Meet with Pastor.  At least 6-8 months before desired wedding date.

Step 2:  Reserve your wedding and rehearsal dates.  At least 6-8 months before desired wedding date.

Step 3:  Begin marriage prep program.  At least 6 months before wedding date.

Step 4:  Click here to register for diocesan wedding preparation sessions.   At least 6 months before wedding date.

Step 5:  Plan your Wedding Liturgy.  At least 4-5 months before wedding date.

Step 6:  Participate in your wedding rehearsal.  1 day before wedding.