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Congratulations!   Together you have decided to begin a great journey of love. The parish family of Immaculate Conception rejoices with you, your families and your friends on your decision to be married. We are honored to help with your wedding preparation.
 

"The intimate community of life and love which constitutes the married state has been established by the Creator and endowed by him with its own proper laws...God himself is the author of marriage. The vocation to marriage is written in the very nature of man and woman as they came from the hand of the Creator. Marriage is not a purely human institution despite the many variations it may have undergone through the centuries in different cultures, social structures, and spiritual attitudes. These differences should not cause us to forget its common and permamnent characteristics. Although the dignity of this institution is not transparent everywhere with the same clarity, some senses of the greatness of the matrimonial union exists in all cultures. 'The well being of the individual person and of both human and Christian society is closely bound up with the healthy state of conjugal and family life.'"

(Catechism of the Catholic Church 1603)  

Please contact the Parish Offices (508) 485-0016 to arrange a meeting with the priest or deacon at least 6 months prior to the proposed wedding date. At this initial meeting the priest or deacon will outline the required preparation and help you with scheduling a wedding date. No wedding date will be made prior to meeting with the priest or deacon.

The contents of this section of our website have been designed to help you prepare for the celebration of your marriage. Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions.

Family Life

Association of Catholic Families                      Boston Catholic Men & Women                  Catholic Familyland
Domestic Church Marital Healing National Coalition
National Fellowship of Catholic Men ParentLeadership.com St. Joseph Covenant Keepers

For Your Marriage Our Catholic Marriage

Natural Family Planning

Billings Ovulation Method          Couple to Couple League           Pope Paul VI Center

 

Theology of the Body

Christopher West's Works       Love & Responsibility Foundation       

The Theology of the Body

 

After you are married and have settled into your new home, we urge you to seek out the parish where you live. Introduce yourself to the staff of that parish, register as a parishioner there, and most importantly be an active parishioner.

Our prayers and best wishes are with you as you begin this journey and form a new Christian family.

Sincerely,
Fr. Marc Bishop, Administrator
Fr. Andrea Filippucci, Parochial Vicar Hispanic Apostolate
Fr. Adriano De Costa, Parochial Vicar Brazilian Apostolate