What is marriage?
As stated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, “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, strengthens their indissoluble unity, and sanctifies them on the way to eternal life.” (CCC 1661)
The sacrament of Holy Matrimony is a serious commitment not to be taken lightly or unadvisedly. It typically takes 6-12 months to complete the required and proper preparation for marriage. Therefore, if this sacrament is a consideration, please contact our office approximately one year in advance and before wedding plans and a date are set.
Convalidations: If you are Catholic and married civilly and would like your marriage recognized by the Catholic Church, the process of receiving the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony is approximately a 6-month process. Please plan ahead and complete the form below, or contact our office for more information.
How do I prepare for the Sacrament of Matrimony?
If you’re planning a wedding and want more information on how to schedule our parish or priest for your ceremony, please fill in the form below and we will reply shortly.
Please note that the couple to be married needs to complete the requirements set forth by the Diocese of Orlando.
If you have further questions, contact our office: 352-515-9297.