Marriage and Family Life
Marriage is, and always has been, an integral and intricate part of God's plan. The vocation to marriage is written in the very nature of man and woman and is truly a gift from God.
"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." (CC 1601)
For more about marriage and family life in the Diocese of Rockford,
visit the Office of Family Life website at rockforddiocese.org/familylife,
call 815-399-4300, or send email to the acting director Rev. Jeremy Trowbridge
To learn more about the vocation of marriage in the Catholic Church:
For Marriage Preparation: