Congratulations on your engagement! We rejoice with you as you and your future spouse prepare to share your love for each other! Marriage is a deep and loving relationship between a man and a woman, expressed in the commitment “to love one another until death do us part” and to accept children lovingly as God’s most precious gift.

In the eyes of the Church, the consequences of this commitment, expressed through the marriage consent, are sanctified by the presence of Christ. That is why it is a sacrament, a visible sign of God’s presence. The spouses become to each other the visible sign of God’s presence, love and grace.

Preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage begins at least six months before the date of a couple’s wedding. To begin the process of preparing for marriage at Saint Bernadette Parish, please contact the Marriage Coordinator in the Parish Office as soon as possible following your engagement.

Marriage Coordinator (English and Spanish)

Rachel Pérez –

Monday – Friday: 9:00am–5:00pm
Tel. 919-552-8758 ext. 212 / Fax: 919-552-1846

Coordinadora para el Sacramento del Matrimonio

Rachel Pérez –

lunes a viernes: 9:00am–5:00pm
Teléfono: 919-552-8758 ext. 212 / Fax: 919-552-1846