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Holy Matrimony

Marriage

QUESTIONS about Planning Your Wedding?

The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony: Let’s begin with: “Congratulations on your engagement!”

All couples recently engaged or preparing to be engaged should visit our website or contact the Parish and ask for our Pastoral Associate, Becky Davis.

Any couples who are invalidly married, outside communion with the Church, should call the parish office and ask for Becky Davis, our Pastoral Associate.

Any person desiring to speak about an annulment to help heal and be reconciled can call Fr. Ken directly.

Any couple in need of counseling or spiritual direction, please call Fr. Ken directly

Couples recently engaged and preparing for Marriage are asked to be practicing Catholics and if not, will be asked to attend a Faith and Disciple Seminar Series (4)  as part of their preparation.

Couples who are “cohabiting” (living together) before Marriage will be encouraged to separate or can be married in the church with a simple, private family liturgy

Any couple who would like to contact the parish concerning individual, challenging circumstances is asked to contact Fr. Ken directly.

The Process involves: meetings with Fr. Ken, FOCCUS Inventory, Love Languages Profile, Engaged Encounter or Meetings with Mentor Couple, diocesan session, liturgy planning and readings, and discussion. The process should be planned either prior to engagement or immediately afterwards to allow enough time (12 months). Some pieces of the process are done individually and others can be done in a group setting. A Marriage Team/Mentor Couples will conduct these sessions.

The Marriage process should be started for all couples getting married in 2018 and can be started for couples getting married in 2019. For more details, please call the parish office at (717) 697-8716.

For more information on diocesan marriage policy, click here.

 

Saint Katharine Drexel