The Sacrament of Marriage
Marriage has been raised by Christ to the dignity of a sacrament between the baptized. The essential properties of marriage are unity and indissolubility, which in Christian marriage obtain a special firmness by reason of the sacrament. According to their own vocation, those who live in the marital state are bound by a special duty to work through marriage and the family to build up the people of God.
Marriage Preparation at St. Hubert Catholic Community
Congratulations on considering preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage. As Christians, we believe that marriage was created by God.
During your preparation time of 6-12 months you will experience opportunities to deepen your relationship with each other, with Jesus, and with members of our community as well as with other engaged couples. This includes an engaged couples retreat, meeting with a marriage mentor couple, and participating in four workshops: Theology of Marriage, Wedding Liturgy, Growing With Christ, and Openness to Life and Natural Family Planning.
Marriage at St. Hubert’s requires that either the bride or groom or the bride or groom's parents be registered members. Generally, when two Catholics marry, the sacrament of marriage is celebrated within Mass and a priest presides. When a Catholic marries a person from another faith-tradition, the sacrament of marriage is celebrated outside of Mass and a deacon presides.
When there has been a previous marriage, a wedding can’t be scheduled, nor preparation begun, until a declaration of invalidity has been secured or a death certificate presented.
Please call Barb Cowan in the parish office 952-374-5055 to begin your paperwork. Prior to having your wedding date reserved at St. Hubert’s you are required to meet with our clergy. During that meeting you will be given information describing the marriage formation process at St. Hubert’s and will complete a pre-nuptial questionnaire.
We wish you a lifetime of love, happiness, and the peace of Christ. Please contact us with any questions regarding marriage preparation or your wedding.