Marriage is a Covenant
The love in a married relationship is exemplified in the total gift of one’s self to another. It’s this self-giving and self-sacrificing love that we see in our other model of marriage, the relationship between Christ and the Church. Marriage is based on the consent of the contracting parties, that is, on their will to give themselves, each to the other, mutually and definitively, in order to live a covenant of faithful and fruitful love. (CCC 1662)
To avoid possible disappointment, do not set a date or make other arrangements before contacting our Director of Music and Liturgy and this should be done at least six (6) months before one wishes to be married.