A man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh, so they are no longer two but one flesh."
If you are seeking the Sacrament of Marriage, congratulations on your engagement. Call us and schedule an appointment to arrange for this great sacrament. The Archdiocese requires a minimum sixth-month preparation period before the wedding. The marriage prep process is designed not just for a beautiful wedding day, but to build the type of marriage that will last till death do us part.
The Church teaches: 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. – CCC 1601
The sacrament of marriage is one that brings great blessings to the couple, to their family and friends, and the Church as a whole. St Paul the Apostle parish strives to prepare couples for not only their wedding day. Christian marriage is called to image the marriage of the Lord to His Church which is referenced in St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians, Chapter 5. Weddings will not be scheduled during Lent or Advent.
Make an appointment with the parish priest and look at the Pre-Cana preparation that will be required by going to the Archdiocese of New York Marriage Preparation website.
- A new copy of your baptism certificate within six months of the wedding as well as copies of your First Communion, and Confirmation certificates which need not be new copies.
- A New York State license to marry which can be obtained sixty days or less before the wedding.
- Contact us at 914-963-7330 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Put marriage preparation in the subject-line.
Marriage can be celebrated within Mass called a nuptial Mass or in a ceremony outside of Mass. Usually a marriage between a Catholic and a Christian not in communion with the Catholic Church is celebrated in a ceremony outside of Mass. A marriage between a Catholic and unbaptized person can only be celebrated in a ceremony outside of Mass.