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 perfects the human love of the spouses, strenghtens their indissoluble unity, and sanctifies them on the way to eternal life.

(Catechism of the Catholic Church 1994 Reference 1661).


To celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony at Holy Name Parish one of the parties must be a registered member for at least one year and the couple must contact the

priest or deacon at least six months prior to the wedding date for properr assistance.


Marriage preparation is a requirement for all who are preparing for marriage. There is also a requirement that all couples take classes on NFP - Natural Family Planning,

these classes are not offered at the parish, but a listing of places are outlined in the Wedding Guidelines.


Please print and review the Wedding Guidelines for Holy Name. It is required that you read, understand and sign so that you are aware of the procedures and rules of our parish,

no exceptions will be granted. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the guidelines.

Click on the link below to view the Wedding Guidelines.