Today , couples have many options available to them in the way they choose to live their commitment to one another.  In choosing to be married in the Catholic Church couples are expressing not only their commitment to one another, but also their commitment to the Church and the community of faith.  Therefore a choice to be married “in the Church” at St. Barnabas makes sense if:

  • a person has a faithful relationship with the Lord.
  • At least one person is a practicing Catholic who takes that commitment seriously.
  • Both are physically, psychologically and emotionally mature enough to make a permanent, exclusive commitment.  
  • The couple gives witness to their faith and to their appreciation of the Sacrament of Marriage by striving to live according to the teachings of the Church

Please Note:  Parents are respectfully asked NOT to be involved in the preparation and planning process at the parish.  This is for couples ONLY.  If a couple is mature enough to be married, there is no need for mothers or fathers to get involved in this process.  Parents will be kindly asked to have their daughters or sons contact us directly. Questions and concerns brought to us by parents will be re-directed to the couple.  Parents must not attend parish meetings with the couple unless the couple is under the age requirement of the State of NJ.  Thank you!