“The purpose of marriage is to help married people sanctify themselves and others. For this reason they receive a special grace in the sacrament which Jesus Christ instituted. Those who are called to the married state will, with the grace of God, find within their state everything they need to be holy, to identify themselves each day more with Jesus Christ, and to lead those with whom they live to God.”
St. Josemaría Escrivá
Congratulations on your engagement!
We welcome your inquiry about receiving the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. The Catholic Church esteems marriage as a sacred action, as well as a gift from God given to help you and your spouse attain holiness and, in turn, to inspire the members of this parish to holiness as well.
Church law permits the priests and deacons of St. Michael the Archangel Parish to witness the marriages of those who are parishioners who have been active, contributing members of the parish for at least 1 year prior to the ceremony.
Who is considered active and contributing?
- Someone who has been registered in our parish for at least one year before the scheduled date of the marriage; and
- Someone whose contribution file indicates attendance and support; and
- Regularly giving to our offertory collection or fulfilling a pledge to our parish.
Additionally, those with a personal connection with the parish through direct family history or as a school alum may be considered at the sole discretion of the Pastor. “Sons and daughters” of the parish who – as adults – may have since registered at another Catholic parish may, if their proper pastor grants permission, marry here if they choose.
See our complete “Wedding Policy.”
If you have any questions or wish to request more information, we welcome you to contact the Parish office at [email protected] or (614) 885-7814.
May God Bless you and your fiancé on your journey towards holiness!