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
For those seeking the sacrament of Matrimony at the Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater:
Please read our marriage policy for further clarification concerning the requirements to book a wedding in our parish church.