For Catholics, the Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person. It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God's values.
We value and support the sanctity and permanence of marriage. A parish-based marriage preparation process helps couples in their preparation for a lifetime together. The process ordinarily takes place during 9-12 months and includes: visits with Fr. Bill Stockelman; the FOCCUS marriage survey instrument, which is administered by a trained parish couple; a Pre-Cana/Engaged Encounter experience. Engaged couples should begin the preparations as soon as possible. Also, if you have been married by a minister or civic official, arrangements can be made for a convalidation (a Catholic marriage).
Contact: Fr. Bill Stockelman, Pastor 513-753-5566, ext. 3.