Sacrament of Marriage
While we believe that human life is infused with the sacramental goodness of God, the Catholic Church has defined seven sacraments- instituted by and through the life of Jesus Christ. It is through this sacramental ritual that we are infused with God’s grace. The Sacraments nourish and strengthen us as they express and build up our faith.
Marriage is a covenant “by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership for the whole of life” Catechism of the Catholic Church #1601
A Christian marriage is the bond between a man and a woman and is to reflect Christ’s love for the Church.
OVERVIEW OF MARRIAGE PREPARATION
Steps for arranging your wedding at St William Parish. Remember, Marriage preparation must take place at least 6 months in advance of the ceremony.
To begin the preparation:
A planning guide with additional information that address music selection, Church fees, flowers and other arrangements is provided at the initial meeting.
Convalidation of Civil marriages
There are people attending parishes or in Catholic families whose marriage is somehow not fully recognized by the Church and must be "Convalidated." The process is relatively simple. For more information on Convalidations, please call the rectory and ask to speak to the Pastor or one of the Deacons.
For more infomation on Marriage Preparation, follow this link.