The Sacrament of Marriage, by which a man and woman become “one body,” mirrors the union that exists between Christ and the Church. The love of a man and a woman as husband and wife is also a powerful sign of Christ’s love for the Church. Through the sacrament, Christ becomes a companion for the couple, offering them His grace. The Lord’s grace helps deepen their love and strengthen their union as they live out their vocation to marriage.

How do I begin?

Couples must begin the process six months prior to their wedding date.
Engaged couples requesting to be married at Guardian Angels should contact our Pastoral Associate, Steve Petty via email at or phone at 248-588-1222 Ext. 129. 

Marriage Preparation & Other Details

Marriage Preparation includes taking the Prepare/Enrich Tool and scheduling one-on-one meetings with our Pastoral Associate to go over the results. Couples are required to take a free online Introduction to Natural Family Planning (NFP) class through the Archdiocese of Detroit website. All other information regarding planning details, costs, etc. are accessible in the Guardian Angels Marriage Guidelines.

Getting My Marriage Blessed in the Church

If you are Catholic and were not married by a priest or deacon, and would now like to have your marriage blessed in the Church, please email Steve Petty at or call 248-588-1222 Ext. 129.

Sacrament of Matrimony in Church Documents

“The marriage covenant, by which a man and a woman form with each other an intimate communion of life and love, has been founded and endowed with its own special laws by the Creator. By its very nature, it is ordered to the good of the couple, as well as to the generation and education of children. Christ the Lord raised marriage between the baptized to the dignity of a sacrament.”

Catechism of the Catholic Church Paragraph 1660

“The Christian home is the place where children receive the first proclamation of the faith. For this reason, the family home is rightly called “the domestic church,” a community of grace and prayer, a school of human virtues and of Christian charity.”

Catechism of the Catholic Church Paragraph 1666