Through the grace of this sacrament a man and woman are strengthened and sustained to live faithfully their loving lifetime commitment to each other. The common policy of the bishops of NJ requires preparation one year in advance of the desired celebration of the sacrament. This is done to allow sufficient time for the couple to: participate in either Pre-Cana or Engaged Encounter processes, meet with the priest for required preparation sessions, the planning of their liturgy, and to obtain and complete the required documentation and forms. Please make initial arrangements for the date and time you desire, by calling the parish office one year in advance and prior to reserving a reception venue. This sacrament is customarily celebrated on Friday evening, Saturday afternoon before 3:30 PM, and Sunday afternoon before 4 PM.