"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." - Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1601.


"Because Christian marriage is a sacrament, the Catholic Church wants couples to be well-prepared. Dioceses and parishes offer marriage preparation to help couples develop a better understanding of the sacrament; to evaluate and deepen their readiness to live married life, and to gain insights into themselves as individuals and as a couple." - USCCB website.

Catholic Marriage FAQs

Engaged Couples' FAQs

Wedding dates are typically scheduled nine to twelve months in advance. To begin the process of preparation at St. Gabriel, please complete the form below.

Wedding Inquiry Form