He said in reply, “Have you not read that from the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, no human being must separate.”
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ENGAGEMENT
We welcome your inquiry about celebrating your marriage at St. Elizabeth Church. It is a privilege for us to assist you as you prepare for married life.
The Catholic Church esteems matrimony as very sacred. 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 as you grow together in God, who is Love.
We, at St. Elizabeth Church, want your wedding to be a beautiful, memorable and faith-filled occasion. We look forward to serving you as we share our faith together.
REQUIREMENTS TO GET MARRIED AT ST. ELIZABETH CHURCH
The following must be agreed upon and met before a wedding at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church can proceed:
❖ One or both of the couple, must be of the Roman Catholic faith.
❖ The couple must agree to pursue and complete the required marriage preparation and assessment required by the Diocese of Little Rock, AR. This process requires a 6-month minimum to complete and should be completed at the couple’s home parish or parish where they currently attend mass.
❖ The couple must agree to be married in the Catholic Rite of Matrimony.
❖ If one or both of the couple, has been previously married, an annulment of the previous marriage must be granted and a Freedom to Marry document obtained from the couple’s home diocese BEFORE any arrangements can take place unless the previous spouse is deceased.