If you are recently engaged, we congratulate you on your decision to enter into marriage!
Holy Matrimony is a sacred bond and a union between a free and capable man and woman made for life in the presence of God and at least two witnesses. For two Christians, it is also a sacrament of Jesus Christ, a special sign through which Christ gives grace to enrich family life. It is a great gift of God to his people. Indeed, throughout the scriptures from the book of Genesis to the book of Revelation, marriage is used as the primary image of the love of God for his people.
Marriage is both a religious and civil ceremony which affects the church and society as well as the spouses and their children. Therefore, the Catholic Church has both the right and obligation to assist its members to a proper, holy, and adequate preparation for and celebration of this vocation. Catholics also have the obligation to wed in the Church.
Below you will find a link to our guidelines for celebrating the sacrament of Holy Matrimony; they will answer most of your questions. As Catholics, we believe in marriage and want to make an investment in your marriage to give you tools for your life together. Beyond the sacrament, this is one of the greatest benefits of a Catholic wedding.
Please complete the marriage intake form and then contact the parish office at least 6 months in advance (preferably 1 year) to inquire about scheduling a date for your wedding and begin the preparation process.
As God has called you to live powerfully a most beautiful sacrament, and we look forward to working with you in preparation for your wedding ceremony and your marriage, and pledge to you our prayers and support. Contact the Parish office right away after reading the guidelines to begin this meaningful process.
If you have contracted a civil marriage outside of the Church and would like to enter a canonical marriage, please contact the parish clergy to discuss what this process might look like for you!
As soon as a couple is ready to start planning their marriage, they should fill out the form below and then contact the parish office at 724-863-2626 to speak with parish clergy, usually at least one year in advance. Weddings typically take place on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. Couples must also complete marriage preparation. More details can be found in our guidelines, also linked below.