Marriage in the Catholic Church, also called matrimony, is the covenant by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life and which is ordered by its nature to the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring. When we participate in the Sacrament of Matrimony, we are participating in God's beautiful creation process, as we fulfill what He intended for our lives.

Throughout marriage preparation the couple grows in their understanding of one another and themselves, thus becoming co-creators with God in the process of creation. They create love. And, as the couple realizes the presence of God in each other, they grow spiritually.

At Sacred Heart, we desire to help couples prepare personally and spiritually for a fulfilling and powerful Christian marriage. Engaged couples are required to participate in Pre-Cana classes as well as a six-month preparation period with our parish priest in FOCUS marriage preparation.

Marriage Preparation

To begin your marriage preparation, please contact us at (217) 347-7177.

We would love to help you prepare for this beautiful sacrament together.