"Marriage is a vocation since it is a response to a specific call to experience conjugal love as an imperfect sign of the love between Christ and the Church. Consequently, the decision to marry and to have a family ought to be the fruit of a process of vocational discernment."
Pope Francis - The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia)
Becoming a Marriage and Family Life-Building Church, so that people's lives are filled with hope
To become a "Marriage & Family-Building Church" the Office of Marriage & Family Life Ministry protects and advocates for marriage and family life, by promoting a comprehensive approach to the ongoing education for the vocation to the Sacrament of Marriage at all stages of life, to create a culture in which Christian marriage education is seen as an integral part of people's lives in becoming the domestic church.
NINE STEPS TO RECEIVE THE SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE IN THE DIOCESE OF SAN BERNARDINO
Step 1: Contact your parish and arrange to meet with your Priest or Deacon
Step 2: Take a premarital inventory and discussion
Step 3: Take your marriage preparation course
Step 4: Learn about natural family planning
Step 5: Sacrament of Reconciliation
Step 6: Final meeting(s) with your Priest or Deacon
Step 7: Buy a marriage license and attend the wedding rehearsal
Step 8: Enjoy your wedding day as you receive the Sacrament of Matrimony
Step 9: Keep connected! Be part of the Marriage Initiative
For more information, please contact:
Mario Orlando & Paola Martinez
Office of Marriage and Family Life Ministry
1201 E. Highland Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92404
Phone: (909) 475-5390