Marriage is a sacrament given to the Church by Christ. Christ did not create marriage after he became one of us, but he raised it to a new level. By participating in family life, by his presence at the wedding feast of Cana, and by his solemn declarations concerning the fidelity and permanence of marriage, Christ touched marriage with the grace of God in such a way that Paul could describe it as a great mystery “in reference to Christ in the Church” (Ephesians 5:32).
Guidelines and Preparation
Weddings at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton should be scheduled a year in advance and have a Sacramental preparation period of no less than six months prior to date of wedding. Sacramental preparation may begin before being “officially” engaged. Please call Julie in the Parish Office at 317.846.3850 for more information.
Click here to view and download information about Marriage Preparation, Pre-Cana and Natural Family Planning.
Click here to view and download an article on married love and the gift of life.
Click here to view a video about Saying I Do: What Happens at a Catholic Wedding. Note, this video is highly recommended to be viewed by engaged couples prior to meeting with a priest or deacon for marriage prep.