"The matrimonial convenant, 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."
(Catechism of the Catholic Church 1601)
You are asked to contact a priest at least 4 months in advance before setting your wedding date. All couples are required to attend a marriage preparation class and meet with the parish wedding coordinator. Marriage Preparation classes are offered four times a year in the Augusta Deanery.