“Jesus said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave [his] father and [his] mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ It [marriage] is a great mystery, but I speak in reference to Christ and the Church” (Ephesians 5:31-32, cf. Mark 10:7-8).
The Sacrament of Marriage is the sacred partnership of life and love between a man and woman, forged by God, that is ordered to the well-being of the spouses and to the procreation and upbringing of children.
The Diocese of Toledo has established a six-month preparation period for all couples desiring to marry.
Couples preparing for marriage will complete a meaningful preparation process specially designed to help them enter into the gift and mystery of married love.
At Little Flower, we customarily celebrate weddings for members of our parish family on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. By request, weddings may be celebrated on other days and times. With special permission, we welcome non-members to celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage. At least one person in the couple must be Catholic.
When both individuals are Catholic, the Sacrament of Marriage is celebrated within Mass and a priest is the normal officiant. When only one person in the couple is Catholic, the Sacrament of Marriage is celebrated outside Mass and a deacon is the normal officiant.
Engaged couples who are not members of Little Flower and wish to be married at Little Flower are expected to complete their marriage preparation with their own priest. That priest may also serve as the officiant for the wedding itself, or the couple may arrange for another priest to be the officiant at the wedding.