The Sacrament of Matrimony
When the Catholic Church teaches that marriage between two baptized persons is a sacrament, it is saying that the couple’s relationship expresses in a unique way the unbreakable bond of love between Christ and his people. Marriage is a sign or symbol which reveals the Lord Jesus and through which his divine life and love are communicated. In a sacramental marriage, God’s love becomes present to the spouses in their total union and also flows through them to their family and community. By their permanent, faithful and exclusive giving to each other, the couple reveals something of God’s unconditional love. (from foryourmarriage.org)
Who May Celebrate a Wedding In Our Parish?
Either the bride or the groom must be registered, practicing members of the parish. By Canon Law, non-registered Catholic bridal parties must obtain a "letter of permission" from their own parish, or they must register with Sacred Heart Church for the celebration of a wedding.
What dates and times are available?
Weddings are ordinarily celebrated on Friday afternoons or evenings and during the day on Saturday. However, they may be celebrated on any day or night. If a Saturday date is chosen, they must take place either at 10:00 AM., NOON or 1:00 PM. No weddings are permitted at Sacred Heart Church after 1:00 PM on a Saturday as the Sacrament of Penance begins at 3:00 PM with Mass following at 4:00 PM. Please call our parish office for specific days and times available for your wedding.
Preparation / Guidelines
Marriage preparation and guidelines for more information on documents needed, fees, music, etc., please download the Marriage Preparation and Guidelines Booklet and the Wedding Contract.
We are here to help you!
Fr. Krzysztof Kardzis, Pastor
419-332-7339 ext. 101
Tracey Boulware, Director of Music and Liturgy
419-332-7339 ext. 105
Jessica Wasserman, Parish Secretary
419-32-7339 ext. 103