As one of the seven sacraments in the Catholic Church, marriage is more than a legal contract. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, "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."
Planning Your Wedding
Congratulations on your engagement. We are pleased that you have chosen to celebrate your wedding at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church. We welcome the opportunity to work with you as you prepare for your wedding and for your lives together.
Preparing for Marriage at SMG
Step 1 - Read Guidelines for Planning Your Wedding
Step 2 - Complete Marriage Request Form
Step 3 - Send us your sacramental records and other documents
Step 4 - Meet with a priest or deacon to complete your Prenuptial Investigation
Wedding Liturgy Planning Resources
- Wedding Music Preparation Guide: Step 1
- Together for Life (for Reading Choices): Step 2 - You will receive this book from your Wedding Coordinator
- SMG Wedding Order of Worship Form: Step 3
- SMG Wedding Liturgy Planning Worksheet: Step 4
If you have any questions or need further information, please contact our Marriage Prep Coordinator at 608-268-2982 or email@example.com.
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