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Marriage (Matrimony)

To get started on your wedding preparations form please click on the form button below, please contact the church office for any questions or concerns.


Sacred Scripture begins with the creation and union of man and woman and ends with "the wedding feast of the Lamb" (Rev 19:7, 9). Scripture often refers to marriage, its origin and purpose, the meaning God gave to it, and its renewal in the covenant made by Jesus with his Church. Man and woman were created for each other.

By their marriage, the couple witnesses Christ's spousal love for the Church. One of the Nuptial Blessings in the liturgical celebration of marriage refers to this in saying, "Father, you have made the union of man and wife so holy a mystery that it symbolizes the marriage of Christ and his Church."

The Sacrament of Marriage is a covenant, which is more than a contract. Covenant always expresses a relationship between persons. The marriage covenant refers to the relationship between the husband and wife, a permanent union of persons capable of knowing and loving each other and God. The celebration of marriage is also a liturgical act, appropriately held in a public liturgy at church. Catholics are urged to celebrate their marriage within the Eucharistic Liturgy.

Things to know as you prepare for your Wedding:

  • To schedule a date please contact the church office at (248)536-2176 or email ( You must complete a pre-registration form or you can fill out at the office.

  • You are required to meet with a priest approximately 6 months before your wedding in order to open a file.


  • As you select the bride and bridesmaids’ dresses, please be aware that you will be in a Church. It is required that the bride and bridesmaids wear shawls.

  • Your wedding must begin ON TIME.

  • Please bring in your baptismal certificate and your driver license when you come to open your file. If you do not have your baptismal certificate, please contact the Church you were baptized at and request the certificate of baptism.

  • You are required to take Marriage prep classes. You will have all the information when you contact the office.

  • The suggested donation to the church is $500.00. However, if for any reason, you are unable to donate the full amount, please do what you can.

  • More information will be provided the day you come to open your file. Congratulations on your engagement and we looking forward to seeing you! God bless you, your family, and your future family.

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