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Welcome to the St. Joseph Church Marriage Preparation Program


Welcome! 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.


Catechism of the Catholic Church 1601

Couples should contact the pastor as soon as they decide to marry and before any other arrangements are made. The Diocesan policy requires a minimum six month period of preparation and couples are required to attend a marriage preparation program prior to the wedding.


May the God of love and peace abide in you, guide your steps, and confirm your hearts in his love, now and forever.


Please contact the parish office to begin your journey towards this joyous celebration.

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The Sacrament of Matrimony at St. Joseph Church