“The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament.”
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 the 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.”
When are Weddings celebrated?
Arrangements for the Sacrament of Matrimony
must be made at least six months in advance
by calling the Parish Office (616) 361-5126.
In order to help you in planning your wedding you will find form and information below.
Pre Cana Class Information (Diocese Wide)
Love Following Upon Love (Marriage Prep at ABVM Church)