Holy Family Parish has the responsibility of ensuring that marriages recognized and blessed by the Catholic Church will be lived in the faith.

"Couples desiring to be married in the community of the church are to notify the priest or least six months prior to the anticipated time of their wedding."  (Diocesan Marriage Policy, effective January 1, 1984.)  

Marriage preparation involves assessment of the couple's communication and compatibility, assessment of their faith commitment, participation in Engaged Encounter Program or the Couple to Couple Program, and wedding ceremony plans with the presiding priest.