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


Marriage preparation information for engaged couples (Diocese of St. Cloud)

Marriage preparation resources (Diocese of St. Cloud)

Marriage in Christ: The Sacrament of Faithful, Lifelong Love (Pastoral letter by St. Cloud Bishop John Kinney, 1999) (PDF)

For more information on Marriage, visit the Office of Marriage and Family and your parish.