Marriage

The sacrament of marriage is a visible sign of God’s love for the Church. When a man and a woman are married in the Church, they receive the grace needed for a lifelong bond of unity.

Marriage is a Covenant

The Sacrament of Marriage is a covenantal union in the image of the covenants between God and his people with Abraham and later with Moses at Mt. Sinai. This divine covenant can never be broken. In this way, marriage is a union that bonds spouses together during their entire lifetime.

The sacrament of Matrimony signifies the union of Christ and the Church. It gives spouses the grace to love each other with the love with which Christ has loved his Church; the grace of the sacrament thus perfects the human love of the spouses, strengthens their indissoluble unity, and sanctifies them on the way to eternal life. (CCC 1661)

The love in a married relationship is exemplified in the total gift of one’s self to another. It’s this self-giving and self-sacrificing love that we see in our other model of marriage, the relationship between Christ and the Church.

Marriage is based on the consent of the contracting parties, that is, on their will to give themselves, each to the other, mutually and definitively, in order to live a covenant of faithful and fruitful love. (CCC 1662)

Catholic Engaged Encounter:
An Engaged Encounter is an investment in the future; a weekend in which an atmosphere is created for the two of you to concentrate exclusively on each other, free of the tensions, pressures and interruptions of daily living. Pleaseclick on the link below to learn more about the Engaged Encopunter or to register for a weekend session.
http://www.engagedencounter.org/index.php


 


 

 

Changes to the nullity process.

Please click here to view the new process regarding the decree of nullity.

Notification of the intent to marry should be given to the Priest Administrator at least six months before one wishes to be married. Parish "Marriage Guidelines" are available at the parish office or you may download them HERE.

For your convenience, we have provided a copy of the Wedding Liturgy to assist you in planning the readings and music for your special day.

To avoid possible disappointment, do not set a date or make other arrangements before contacting the Priest Administrator.
 

Marriage Preparation: Parish Office 206- 523.6776

Wedding Coordinator: Teresa Chudecke - 527.1692

 

Marriage

 

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