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Matrimony

To start the process of getting married at the Cathedral you must be an active and participating parishioner and registered for at least six months. Please call the office at (406) 442-5825 to start the process.

Q. What is the sacrament of Matrimony?

A. The Sacrament of Matrimony is the Sacrament that unites a Christian man and woman in lawful marriage. 1

The matrimonial 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. 2

Please contact the Parish Office at (406) 442-5825 for more information regarding our Marriage Preparation Process.  A minimum of six months is required between the initial contact with the parish and the wedding date.

Preparation topics:

  • Sacrament

  • Communication

  • Finances

  • Intimacy

  • Natural Family Planning (NFP)

  • Parenting

  • The Wedding Ceremony

The couples will have a chance to journal, dialogue, and process the idea of a sacramental marriage in a relaxed format. A dedicated team of married couples lead the various sessions and share their own experiences of marriage. 

1 Baltimore Catechism, 1005

2 Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1601

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