The St. Barnabas Parish Family rejoices in your decision to love and marry each other. We are happy that you have decided to come to our parish to prepare to celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage. As you know you are not just preparing for the Wedding Day, but a new life together as husband and wife.
No doubt you will spend much time in planning your big day with dresses, invitations, tuxedoes etc. But it is now most important for you to take a keen interest in the Sacrament of Marriage.
In order to make sure that you are willing and prepared to enter into the Sacrament of Marriage, and in order to preserve the sacredness and meaning of this sacrament, St. Barnabas and the Diocese of Trenton presents these guidelines for our couples who are taking this most significant step in life. It may seem like a lot of information, but please read it over carefully so that you have no problem with what is required and things will flow smoothly for you.
It is our hope that your Wedding will be a beautiful celebration and we want to help you be assured of this. It is even more our hope that your marriage is beautiful, life-giving and truly sacramental in every way.