The Catechism of the Catholic Church describes marriage as a, "covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament." (CCC 1601).
From the beginning, marriage has been a part of God's plan that is oriented toward eternal participation in "wedding feast of the lamb" (Rev 19:7,9). Marriage is an, "image of the absolute and unfailing love with which God loves man and is intended to be fruitful" (CCC 1604).
To be married at St. Mary's Cathedral, one or both parties must be practicing Catholics and must contact Brigid Young at least 6 months in advance. email: [email protected], phone: 503.770.4791
*PLEASE note: if you are from a different parish, we will need a letter of permission from your pastor
Please click on the image below to download the Cathedral's Wedding Polcies and Procedures.