A man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh, so they are no longer two but one flesh."
Congratulations! Come see Father Rob as soon as you can after getting engaged. The diocese requires a minimum eight-month preparation period before the wedding. The marriage prep process is designed not just for a beautiful wedding day, but to build the type of marriage that will last till death do us part.
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. – CCC 1601
The sacrament of marriage is one that brings great blessings to the couple, to their family and friends, and the Church as a whole. Christ the King parish strives to prepare couples for not only their wedding day, but for a lifetime of grace filled blessings in the relationship that will help lead them to eternal salvation.
The diocese requires a minimum eight-month preparation period before the wedding. Please contact ?? at ?? or email ?? to set up an initial meeting with Fr. Rob and begin your marriage prep. At the initial meeting, the couple may schedule their wedding date with ??.
?? will schedule a time for the couple to take the FOCCUS (Facilitating Open Couple Communications, Understanding and Study) inventory, and set up times to discuss the results. Designated married couples who assist in the marriage preparation program may facilitate this.
- For Catholic(s), a current copy of each individual’s baptismal certificate issued from the parish of baptism within 6 months of the wedding date. The baptismal certificates must be given to Mary Rogers. Non-Catholics are asked to try and obtain a copy of their baptismal certificate or baptismal record.
- Marriage License – The State of New York requires a Marriage License, which is valid only for thirty days. The wedding cannot be performed without a license. The license must be given to Fr. Rob at the rehearsal.
- Contact ?? to set up a meeting to fill out other necessary documents at least 8 months prior to your wedding date.
A Nuptial Mass is the usual form for the celebration of the Sacrament of Matrimony between two Catholics. A marriage between a Catholic and a baptized Christian is usually celebrated outside of Mass. A marriage between a Catholic and an unbaptized person is always celebrated outside of Mass.