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The Sacrament of Marriage

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Fr. Gerry RivaMarriage and Annulments
(630) 922-0081

The marriage covenant, by which a man and woman form with each other an intimate communion of life and love, has been founded and endowed with its own special laws by the Creator. By its very nature it is ordered to the good of the couple, as well as to the generation and education of children.

The sacrament of Matrimony signifies the union of Christ and the Church. It gives spouses the grace to love each other with the love with which Christ has loved his Church; the grace of the sacrament thus perfects the human love of the spouses, strengthens their indissoluble unity, and sanctifies them on the way to eternal life.
~Catechism of the Catholic Church


Contact Deacon Tim Rehor at 630.922.0081 ext 26 or liturgy@hscc.us at least 7 months prior to the wedding to arrange an initial meeting with the engaged couple.

Basic marriage requirements:

  • Either the bride, the groom, or the parents of either are required to be registered members of Holy Spirit Catholic Community for at least three months prior to contacting the parish to set a date.
  • The Diocese of Joliet requires an engagement period of at least six months before the date of the wedding.
  • The completion of a FOCCUS questionnaire and attendance at a marriage preparation program


Contact Deacon Tim Rehor at 630.922.0081 ext 26 or liturgy@hscc.us to discuss your specific situation.