“… the Creator ‘made them male and female’, and said, ‘for this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’. So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, no human being must separate.” Matthew 19:4-5

Matrimony, or Marriage, is the sacrament in which a woman and a man promise to love and be faithful to each other for the rest of their lives. This sacrament usually takes place during Mass but may be conducted outside of Mass.


Couple Seeking Marriage

Congratulations! The Sacrament of Marriage is celebrated in each parish in the Community. The first step is to call the SCC Pastoral Center at 978-745-9060 and make an appointment with one of the priests or deacons. They will guide you through the process. We recommend you do this at least six months before your preferred wedding date.

You can learn more about this sacrament here.

Couples Seeking an Annulment

Please contact the Salem Catholic Community- we can help you apply for an annulment of your marriage. For more information on initiation the request for an annulment, contact the Pastoral Center at 978-744-1278.

You can read more about this process here.