The Sacrament of Marriage is "the matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life." Sacred Scripture begins with the creation of man and woman in the image and likeness of God and concludes with a vision of "the wedding-feast of the Lamb."
Congratulations! We rejoice with you on your upcoming marriage, and that together, you have decided to begin a lifetime journey of love. The church recognizes your marriage as a sacrament that is meant to express your faith in God and your love for each other. Because you are seeking to marry in the Catholic Church, we invite you to enter fully into this process of marriage preparation, which incorporates the wisdom of Christian teaching and the reality of God's grace.
If you are engaged and would like to receive the Sacrament of Marriage, please contact the Parish Office (815-589-3542), six months prior to your wedding date, for information on the preparation for this sacrament.