The Sacrament of Matrimony
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
Six month notification required. An initial meeting with a priest or deacon, FOCCUS, Pre-Cana classes and an Engaged Encounter Weekend are required. Engaged couples will be assigned a sponsor couple. Please do not make plans or finalize wedding date before visiting with Father Bill Anton or Deacon Randy Canale.
Marriage & Family Life Ministry
The Diocese of Lubbock Office of Marriage and Family Life provides a wide variety of resources including retreats, support groups, Natural Family Planning (NFP) information and marriage enrichment programs. For more information, contact Richard and Elaine Ybarra, directors, at 792-3943, Ext. 231 or 232 or visit www.catholiclubbock.org. Links to their website and the various retreats are at the left.