From the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC, 1601):

“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.”


How do I arrange to be married at the Cathedral of St Joseph?
Couples wishing to marry at the Cathedral must contact the parish office (573) 635-7991 at least six months prior to the desired date. Only after speaking with a priest can a date be confirmed.