“The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament”84 (CCC, no. 1601).

  • To receive the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony, couples are required to begin marriage preparation at least one year prior to the wedding date.  Each couple is required to attend a Marriage Preparation program approved by the Diocese. For more information contact the parish office at 304-925-2836 or at stap1101char@dwc.org.