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Sacred Scripture begins with the creation of man and woman in the image and likeness of God and concludes with a vision of “the wedding-feast of the Lamb.” Scripture speaks throughout of marriage and its “mystery,” its institution and the meaning God has given it, its origin and its end, its various realizations throughout the history of salvation, the difficulties arising from sin and its renewal “in the Lord” in the New Covenant of Christ and the Church.

- Catechism of the Catholic Church 1602

Marriage Information

Diocesan Policy - Please notify rectory at least 8 months prior to setting the date for your marriage. At least one partner must be a registered parishioner in Ottawa and be actively practicing the faith.


Call the parish office at (815)433-0700 or send an email to for information on receiving the Sacrament of Matrimony in our parishes.

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