The St. John Neumann Community shares your joy and excitement as you prepare for your wedding day. Your marriage and the celebration of your wedding are important events for you, your family and your parish. Your marriage lived out is an expression of your love and commitment to one another as well as a sign of the love of God for all people. It is important that time be taken in preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage.
First, a sacrament is an encounter with Jesus Christ. Every sacrament brings us into contact with the saving activity of the Lord. In every sacrament, we should experience God’s presence in a visible, tangible way. The visible sign of the Sacrament of Marriage is the exchange of the wedding vows. In order to have a true exchange of promises, both the bride and groom must be responsible adults, capable of forming a community of life and love. The couple must honestly and without reservation, declare to each other their willingness to assume the duties of marriage and parenthood according to the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church.
Because of the significance the marriage sacrament, the Catholic Church and our parish have some guidelines and important information to be used in the planning of your wedding. We are pleased to share the responsibility of helping you prepare for this day and more importantly, a lifetime together. Please take time to contact our parish and speak to a priest at least six months prior to the anticipated wedding. This allows us adequate time for dialogue and evaluation of your readiness for marriage.
God has called you to the vocation of Christian marriage. As you prepare for your wedding day, it is our hope that you will prayerfully reflect on the life you are beginning and how your faith can strengthen your marriage. God bless you on your journey.