The liturgy of the Sacrament of Marriage in the Church is full of beautiful symbols and blessings. Discerning this sacrament as a divine calling for you is more crucial than one's consideration of many well-known social benefits of marriage. The Church believes and teaches marriage as "a special sacrament" for "the duties of marriage in mutual and lasting fidelity"  and "mutual help and service" between a baptized man and a baptized woman in the unique, life-long partnership of total and mutual self-giving love. Marriage and married love are by their nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring, so that a man and a woman by their union in Christ are "no longer two, but one flesh" (Matt. 19ff). Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the Sacrament of Matrimony.
 Liturgy of the Sacrament of Marriage.
 Gaudium et Spes, 48.
We encourage couples to contact the parish office one year before their proposed wedding date. The marriage preparation process at St. Monica's Parish begins with the completion of this Marriage Information Form. Paper copies of the form are also available at the parish office.
We will send you a confirmation email once we receive the completed form, and schedule your Wedding Interview with our pastor. Our pastor will describe the marriage preparation process, including the required documents, such as updated baptismal certificates and the completion of a marriage preparation course.
Weddings are scheduled on Saturdays at 12 noon or 2 pm.