"God Himself is the author of marriage...(It) is not a purely human institution, despite the many variations it may have undergone through the centuries in different cultures, social structures, and spiritual attitudes." (ccc 1603).
Marriage between a man and a woman is part of God's plan for creation. He created man and woman for one another, to complement, or complete, one another. He has called us all to love, and the unbreakable bond that is forged in a sacramental marriage, frees us to love totally and in complete self-giving.
The Church takes marriage seriously enough to recognize its sacramental nature. It was at the wedding at Cana that Jesus performed His first public miracle, changing water to wine. As Mary witnessed at Cana, the Church sees the "goodness of marriage..." and that marriage is a "sign of Christ's presence." (ccc1613)
IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO BE MARRIED, please contact the parish office at least six months prior to the wedding date: 218-262-5541. Marriage preparation with a priest is required of all couples who wish to be married at Blessed Sacrament or Immaculate Conception. An engaged couples weekend is also required.
To view our wedding policy handbook and preparation guide, click this link
To view our approved list of wedding music, click this link