The Church has a rich tradition on sacramental marriage and covenantal union. The Old Testament authors write of God making a covenant with the chosen people and promising them that they will never be forsaken. The New Testament authors write of Jesus as the new covenant and compare the relationship of Jesus with the Church to the relationship of a husband and wife.

The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership for the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring.

Matrimony, or Marriage, like Holy Orders, is a sacrament that consecrates for a particular mission in building up the Church. It is seen as a sign of the love between Christ and the Church, which is established between spouses in a permanent and exclusive bond, sealed by God. The Sacrament gives couples the grace they need to attain holiness in their married life and for responsible acceptance and upbringing of their children.

To view the Catechism of the Catholic Church on Marriage, click here.


In Lexington

Couples are required to attend a Marriage Preparation program prior to the wedding. Arrangements must be made through the Parish Office at least one year in advance of the wedding date.


   Couples interested in planning a wedding at either Sacred Heart Parish or St. Brigid Parish should contact Msgr. Paul Garrity or Fr. John Chen as soon as you are beginning to plan a specific date. 781-862-0335.

We are very happy to work with couples in planning weddings including marriage preparation, music and the wedding ceremony itself. Both parishes are very attractive venues and very flexible in arranging wedding and rehearsal times.



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