The two shall become one flesh
“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.” (CCC1601)
Please use the following steps in preparing for your wedding at St. Joseph’s.
1) Appointment with the Pastor. Make an appointment with the pastor at least six months to one year before your planned date of marriage. Do not book your reception without first making arrangements with the church!
2) Procure new copies of Baptismal certificates (dated within six months)
Certificates may be obtained by calling the church where the sacraments were delivered. If the church has been closed, call a nearby parish or the chancery of the diocese to see where the records are kept. All other steps will be presented during your appointment with the pastor.
After meeting with the pastor, you can prepare other wedding details.
Contact: Parish Office at 919-231-6364 to schedule the first meeting