The matrimonial covenant, 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. (CCC #1601)
Marriage: Any Parishioner who wishes to marry should contact the pastor at least six months prior to the desired date. (Do not reserve a place for the wedding reception until you reserve a day and time for the church wedding.)
- Anyone who is married in a civil ceremony and wishes to sacramentalize the marriage should contact the pastor.
- Anyone planning to celebrate a 25th or 50th anniversary should contact the parish office well in advance of the desired date.
Only registered parishioners can be married at Saint Bernard Church. The lone exception to this rule is that if one is not a member, they can still schedule a wedding as long as their parents or grandparents belong to the parish.
To become a member, one needs to live within our parish boundaries. If one lives outside of our boundaries and desires to become a member of our faith community, they need to furnish a letter of permission from the pastor of the territory in which they live. Once we receive that letter from their pastor, they are free to join.
New members who live outside of St. Bernard territory cannot begin the wedding process until they have been a member for one year.
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