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The Wedding at Cana
A covenant or partnership of life between a man and woman, which is ordered to the well-being of the spouses and to the procreation and upbringing of children. When validly contracted between two baptized people, marriage is a sacrament (Matrimony). --from the Glossary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Marriages must be arranged at least six months in advance by appointment with a priest or deacon.