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      The celebration of a wedding is certainly a special time in the life of a young couple, their families and friends and also their parish community. The celebration of love between a man and a woman is a grace-filled moment where the love of God is truly present. In fact, marriage was instituted as one of the seven sacraments of the Church by Jesus himself.

     We should keep in mind that the celebration of the wedding is the first day of the celebration of married life. Such a lifetime commitment is not to be taken lightly. It is the desire of the parish that every wedding celebration be the beginning of a successful marriage. With that in mind we take the time needed to prepare each couple for a lifetime together. The requirements of Civil law, Canon law, and Diocesan regulations must all be met.

     A couple contemplating Marriage should contact the parish at least six months (preferably more than nine months) before a date is set for the marriage. At that time they can meet with the pastor, get a copy of the marriage policy, and begin the preparation process. Marriages at Christ the King parish are usually conducted on a Saturday at 2:00 PM. The full marriage policy is also available on the Church pamphlet rack. Please call the office for further information.

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