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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.
- From the Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1601
Marriage preparation provides support and assistance in discernment to couples wanting to be married. Participation in this program is a requirement for couples wishing to be married in the Catholic Church. Couples must contact the priest or coordinators at least six months prior to their wedding date.
For more information contact the Parish Office at 503.880.3337
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