Marriage “Holy Matrimony” is a life long commitment. In asking to be married in the Catholic Church, you are publicly proclaiming your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and asking to live as disciples of Christ in the Sacrament of Marriage. The sacred liturgy of your wedding, which begins your married life by the solemn exchange of marital consent, is above all else an act of worship.

To be married in the Catholic Church, one party to the marriage must be Catholic and both must be free to marry, i.e. either not previously married, or if one was previously married, he/she has received through the Catholic Church a declaration of nullity for that previous marriage.

Preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage begins at least six months before the date of a couple’s wedding. To begin the process of preparing for marriage at St. Agnes Church, please contact the Parish Office as soon as possible following your engagement.

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