"'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.'" 

From Catechism of the Catholic Church, Paragraph 1601, Retrieved from

What must I do to receive the sacrament?

To receive the sacrament, a coupe must go through a preparation program. Please contact the parish office at least nine months before the intended date of the wedding in order to receive more information. 

How can I learn more about the sacrament?

The following links provide more information about the sacraments. 

Catechism of the Catholic Church

The Sacrament of Marriage by Augustinus Lehmkuhl in The Catholic Encyclopedia via New Advent

Marriage from Catholics Come Home

"Those who are called to the married state will, with the grace of God, find within their state everything they need to be holy, to identify themselves each day more with Jesus Christ, and to lead those whom they live to God." - St. Josemaria Escriva