Matrimony or the Sacrament of Marriage celebrates the union of a man and a woman as they are joined together as husband and wife. The Salina Diocese requires engaged couples to contact their parish priest at least six months in advance of the anticipated wedding date. All wedding dates for Sacred Heart Cathedral must be arranged with one of the Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish Priests. Couples preparing for marriage complete the diocesan marriage forms, complete the marriage preparation program which usually includes completing the FOCUS inventory, attending an Engaged Encounter and Natural Family Planning session, meeting with the parish priest for instructions and planning of the wedding ceremony. The couple must also obtain a Kansas Marriage License from their local county court house before the wedding may be witnessed.