Congratulations on your engagement! As you prepare for the Sacrament of Marriage, may you be filled with God’s grace and blessings! This is one of the happiest times of your life as you enter the mystery of the Sacrament of Marriage. Your marriage preparation is a serious and joyous time of formation guided by the Church in the family of faith.
“Marriage, as instituted by God, is a faithful, exclusive, lifelong union of man and woman joined in an intimate community of life and love. They commit themselves completely to each other and to the wondrous responsibility of bringing children into the world and caring for them. The call to marriage is woven deeply into the human spirit.”
You should contact the Parish Office (419-562-1346) as soon as you get engaged, and before you set a date. A minimum of six months is required before a wedding date can be scheduled in order to allow time for marriage instruction classes.
While coordinating all the details of your wedding may be time consuming and occasionally frustrating, remember the wedding is a day, the marriage is a lifetime. Your faith, the faith of your fiancé(e) or your faith as a couple is an important component in your life. Our instruction classes is to prepare couples for their married life together beyond the ceremony.