Marriage is a vocation and natural institution established by God the Creator as a permanent, faithful, fruitful partnership between one man and one woman, established by their free mutual consent. It has two purposes: the good of the spouses, called the unitive purpose, and the procreation and education of children. As you discern who God is calling you to be and whether you are being called to marriage, it is helpful to spend time in prayer and talk with others about your vocation.

 

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DISCERNMENT PROCESS?

The Archdiocese of Atlanta vocations website is a great place to start. There is general information about the discernment process, as well as specific information about marriage, consecrated religious life, permanent diaconate, and priesthood.

 

We want to receive the sacrament of marriage! 

We are excited for you and look forward to walking with you as you prepare to celebrate of the Sacrament of Marriage. Those planning to get married need to contact Fr. John Boll at least six months prior to the marriage.

Following Archdiocesan guidelines, couples will have a chance to prepare to live a Christian marriage through the help of pre-marriage counseling (including use of the FOCCUS assessment) and preparation for the actual church ceremony.

Contact is to be made with Fr. John Boll via e-mail or by calling the Catholic Center office. 

 

The grace of the sacrament thus perfects the human love of the spouses, strengthens their indissoluble unity, and sanctifies them on the way to eternal life.
— Catechism of the Catholic Church #1661