|Sacrament of Matrimony
The Sacrament of Matrimony is the sacrament that unites a Christian man and woman in an intimate community of life and love under a sacred covenant until death. The ministers of the sacrament are the marrying couple themselves through the mutual giving and acceptance of the marriage vows. Through the pledge of their lives to each other and the self-giving love which flows between them, the married couple becomes an icon of Christ’s love for the Church. Couples wishing to be married at St. John the Baptist should contact Terri Blasiak 651-633-8333 ext. 1219
Wedding PoliciesResources for Marriages that are in Trouble
Living God's Love (the archdiocesan marriage retreat)
Natural Family Planning
"The word Retrouvaille™ (pronounced re-tro-vi with a long i.) a French word meaning rediscovery. The program offers tools needed to rediscover a loving marriage relationship. Thousands of couples headed for cold, unloving relationships or divorce have successfully overcome their Marriage problems by attending the program."
Marriage Friendly Therapists
"Marriage Friendly Therapists, founded by two marriage counselors, only accepts: marriage counselors with years of training and experience in marriage and couples counseling, marriage counselors who value marriage and life-long commitment, are dedicated to helping marriages succeed, if at all possible."
The procedure for procuring an annulment depends upon the circumstances involved and anyone interested in the process should speak with a priest who can explain the process, provide the necessary papers, and begin walking that person through the process. More information can be found on the Archdiocesan Marriage Tribunal Website.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church on Marriage For Your Marriage - an Outreach of the USCCB
Additional Information on the Sacrament of Marriage