Dear Friends,

Congratulations! We welcome your inquiry about marrying in Holy Cross Church. It is a privilege to assist you as you prepare to celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony in our Church.

The Catholic Church esteems marriage as very sacred—one of the seven sacraments of the real presence of Christ among us. Sacred Scripture compares marriage to the covenant relationship of God with us. Saint Paul says the union of husband and wife is a sign of the union of Christ and the Church.

In witnessing your marriage, our Church community wants to uphold and support you faithfully for the rest of your lives as you grow together in God who is Love. We undertake this ministry with you now as you begin preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage. In this document, we want to outline the procedure we need to follow. I look forward to serving you as we share our faith together.

Sincerely in Christ,

Fr. Robert Kitsmiller
Rector of St. Joseph Cathedral and Administrator of Holy Cross Church