In the Sacrament of Marriage, a baptized man and a baptized woman vow to love, honour, and respect one another. They promise to be faithful to one another, to honour their vows until the death of their spouse, and to accept children lovingly from God. They make this pledge before the Priest and other witnesses. The Church considers this bond to be sacred, unbreakable, and binding until the death of one of the spouses. Marriage, like priesthood, religious, or single life, is a vocation – a calling from God. The Sacrament of marriage gives the husband and wife the grace to live a life focused on serving God through their love for one another and to raise their children in the Catholic faith.
Couples planning on getting married at Our Lady of Fatima are required to take a marriage preparation course. Please contact the Parish Office at least 6 months in advance to meet with the Pastor.