Congratulations on your engagement! Your decision to enter into the relationship of married life is a serious one, and it serves as a wonderful sign of hope and strength to the faith community of Saint Cecilia.
Your decision has been reached after much discussion and prayerful thought, but it is just the first step in the process of building a successful marriage. The love you have privately shared is now being made public. Your family, friends and parish now prepare to support and encourage you in the celebration of your wedding, as well as in your life-long commitment to each other.
This period of engagement is an important time to deepen your love and prepare for the rest of your life together. In this time your commitment to one another will grow by working together in preparation for the celebration of your wedding and looking closely at the realities of marriage. It is a time for richer dialogue, greater trust and fuller sharing of your deepest and more personal hopes, dreams and values.
To assist you during this exciting time, please use the links to the left to explore the considerations, policies, and requirements that are intended to insure a joyful, reverent and prayerful celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage within the context of the Church’s prayer. This information is intended to help you prepare not only for the wedding day, but for marriage, a lifetime experience of hope and joy, a faithful promise you have both chosen to offer and receive “in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health,” to love and honor each other all the days of your lives!
As your parish family, we will be with you as you embark on this great journey. We look forward to working with you as you prepare to celebrate your wedding day and beyond.