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Marriage is a “covenant or partnership of life between a man and woman, which is ordered to the well-being of the spouses and to the procreation and upbringing of children. When validly contracted between two baptized people, marriage is a sacrament.” ~ Catechism of the Catholic Church, #160

Parish-based resources on the sacrament of marriage include:

You may also wish to spend some time at the diocesan Married Life website as well as at the national Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth site of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), including the USCCB's National Pastoral Initiative for Marriage (NPIM) and its related website, For Your Marriage

All of these resources can assist you both in preparing for your marriage and in caring for your marriage, because "a wedding is for a day, but a marriage is for a lifetime."


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