“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.

Archdiocesan Regulations require that arrangements be made with a priest at least six months in advance of the desired wedding date. Pre-Cana and instruction is required for all couples preparing for marriage.  Please arrange your marriage with a priest or deacon before setting a date for the reception. Contact the Parish Secretary at (301) 942-1020 for more information.