Marriage / Matrimonios
Marriage / Matrimonios
If you are thinking about getting married in the Church, congratulations. The fact that you want God and the Church to be a part of your marriage is a good sign that you want to take the fullness of marriage seriously. We want to help your marriage to be blessed. Our marriage preparation process helps couples to understand how God can strengthen your love, learn tools for communication, see the fullness of the sacrament lived out, and live out their marriage in faithfulness.
We have at least a six month preparation process. We will first meet to discuss the process. If there have been prior marriages be sure to include that in the initial meeting. There is the normal paperwork involved, a few meetings or classes, an Engaged Encounter Retreat, and of course some homework. If you have a date in mind, a deposit is needed to reserve it if available. At some point in the process we will discuss the actual marriage liturgy. Our marriage process is to help you both to prepare and celebrate not just a wedding but the life of marriage in the fullest intention of our God.
To discuss this more fully, call Fr. Mike through the front office at (503) 472-5232. For a more complete explanation about the Marriage Preparation Process and Policies, please see the brochures below:
If you are in the planning stage of your wedding, you will need to look over and select the readings that will be used for your wedding. The link below shows the options with a brief commentary. The instructions are given on the first part of the page.
If you want to understand the Christian and Catholic understanding of marriage, please look over the US Catholic Bishops website that deals with marriage. It is an excellent source.
USCCB Marriage Website
USCCB Sitio de Internet en Español
A retreat as an engaged couple is part of the Marriage Preparation Program. Engaged Encounter offers retreats at various times during the year. You can find information at the link below:
Engaged Encounter Retreat Information
If you want to have some Resources and information on what Natural Family Planning (NFP) is, how to do it, and why it is a good option for couples, click the link below:
NFP Information Link