Holy Matrimony (Marriage)

Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! 

If you wish to have your wedding at St Benedict Catholic Church, please stop by the parish office to fill out our Wedding Registration form at least six (6) months before the desired marriage date. 

Our office hours:  

  • Monday – Friday   9am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 7pm
  • Saturday9am - 12pm

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the parish office at 305-558-2150.

What is the Sacrament of Matrimony?

Holy Matrimony, together with Holy Orders, completes the Sacraments of Vocation or Sacraments at the Service of Communion. It mirrors 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’ (CCC 1602).

What is the main purpose of marriage?

And this love which God blesses in marriage is intended to be fruitful and to be realized in the common work of watching over and safeguarding responsibly the creation as God’s administrators: “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it” (Gen.1:28). 

Thus, procreation plays an integral part in every marriage, and this is possible only between a man and a woman.

Where does the Holy Matrimony take place?

The celebration of the sacrament of Holy Matrimony between two Catholic faithful’s normally takes place during the Holy Eucharist because of the intimate connection of all the sacraments with the Paschal mystery of Christ. 

Nonetheless, this sacrament can be celebrated just the Marriage Rite alone where either an Ordained Transitional Deacon or Permanent Deacon can do the celebration.