Sacrament of Marriage
You must be a registered (receiving envelopes) and active member of Divine Grace Parish for at least six months before a wedding date will be scheduled.
Weddings will take place six months or more after scheduling the date.
Please call the parish office for an appointment to fill out an application for marriage form before making any other plans.
Wherever you go I will go, wherever you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people and your God, my God. —Ruth 1:16
For Catholics, the Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person. It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God's values.
Catholic marriage preparation is a focused period of time in which the parish community assists the engaged couple to examine their readiness for lifelong marriage. The marriage preparation program will provide instruction and the opportunity for couple interaction and reflection. It is meant to assist the couple in affirming their desire and decision for marriage, increase awareness of their expectations for lifelong marriage and family life together, and embracing the positive demands of Catholic sacramental marriage.
At least one member of the couple to be married must be a registered and active member of the parish for at least three months prior to filling out the wedding application. (Engaged couples should not be registered under his/her parents.) Applications must be completed at least six months prior to the proposed wedding date to ensure adequate marriage preparation.
Please contact the office for registration information, (734)654-2500.