St Isidore Catholic Church Marriage Preparation Guide
Congratulations on your engagement!
We are so happy to help you on your journey toward 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 his 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
By choosing to be married in the Catholic Church you recognize that marriage is more than just a legal contract, but a covenant. This covenant is a permanent union of persons capable of knowing and loving each other and God.
"The sacrament of Matrimony signifies the union of Christ and the Church. It gives spouses the grace to love each other with the love with which Christ has loved his Church; the grace of the sacrament thus perfects the human love of the spouses, strenthens their indissoluble unity, and sanctifies them on the way to eternal life." CCC 1661