Congratulations on the anticipation of your Catholic marriage. Please review the resources below in the spiritual as well as practical preparation for the Sacrament of service and your vocation from God.
The Sacrament of Matrimony comes about through a promise made by a man and a woman before God and the Church, which is accepted and confirmed by God and consummated by the bodily union of the couple. Because God himself forms the bond of sacramental marriage, it is binding until the death of one of the partners (CCC 1625 - 1631).
Arrangements for the Sacrament of Matrimony should take place one year prior to the anticipated date of the marriage. First you must meet with your pastor. Active parishioners who attend mass at St Brendan's should contact Fr. Codega.
If you do not currently live in, or are adult members of the parish of St. Brendan's (it doesn’t matter where you were baptized or confirmed) and wish to be married here, your first conversation must be with your home parish pastor where you do reside (even if you are not officially registered as a member there).
SECOND (or third) MARRAIGES
Are you divorced and civilly remarried? Please speak to Fr. Codega about the possibility of having your current civil marriage "blessed" or validated in the Catholic Church in order to fully participate in the sacramental life of the Church including the freedom to receive Confession and Holy Communion. In some cases this may be easier than you think. In other cases it may require significant time and commitment but in all cases, in the end it is worth it. Only by asking can you get started.