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Matrimony

Matrimony

The Sacrament of Matrimony

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. 
Catechism of the Catholic Church 1601 

For More Information Please Contact: Church of St. Mary
                                                           815-858-3422

Engaged couples must call Fr. Morrissy to begin their preparation at least six months prior to the sacrament.  There are also some Diocesan criteria to be discussed and completed.