The marriage covenant, by which a man and a woman form with each other an intimate communion of life and love, has been founded and endowed with its own special laws by the Creator. Christ the Lord raised marriage between the baptized to the dignity of a sacrament. 1
The sacrament of Matrimony signifies the union of Christ and the Church. It gives spouses the grace to love each other with the love with which Christ has loved his Church; the grace of the sacrament thus perfects the human love of the spouses, strengthens their indissoluble unity, and sanctifies them on the way to eternal life. 2
Please contact a priest or deacon six months prior to your desired wedding date so adequate preparations can be made.
1 cf. CIC, can. 1055 & 1; cf. GS 48 & 1
2 cf. Council of Trent: DS 1700