The Sacrament of Marriage

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.

-Catechism of the Catholic Church 1601

Congratulations on your engagement! Spiritual preparation for a lifelong commitment is vital for the marriage. Couples need to be registered at St. Rose of Lima as parishioners first before marriage prep can begin, & must contact the priest at least 9 months prior to setting a proposed wedding date. 

Engaged couples can preview the marriage prep process here. For any other initial questions about the process after reading the document above, please contact Fr. Barlett at (816) 324-5700.


Serving the Savannah Missouri area since 1858.  Our parish has a rich history spanning many generations and several church buildings.

The mission of St. Patrick has been caring for the souls of the Forest City area since 1869.


St. Rose of Lima

207 S Hall Ave.

Savannah, MO 64485

Office: (816) ​324-5700

Fax: (816) 324-5726

St. Patrick Mission

303 Grand Ave.

Forest City, MO 64451

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