The Sacrament of Matrimony

The Sacrament of Matrimony

The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony

Congratulations! The Community of Corpus Christi and the Church rejoice with you!

The decision to marry is a joyful moment for you, your families and the Church. We are happy to be a part of this holy moment of celebration. As one of the Seven Sacraments, Marriage is a blessing in our lives given by God and entered into with hope and prudence. The parish is anxious to help you prepare not only for the wedding day, but for your lifelong marriage commitment.

The marriage of a man and a woman is a symbol of Christ’s love for His Church. Therefore, the exchange of wedding vows takes place in the context of the community. Your family and friends represent all the People of God. Together, we bless you and support you. As a Sacrament, you enter into a covenant with God and each another. From a social perspective, you enter into a contract with society creating the most basic pillar of society, the family. In both, you promise a love to last a lifetime!

Marriage in the Catholic Church also expresses a commitment to the faith and its practice. These months of engagement are an ideal time to reflect on your faith. This may mean a deepening of your relationship with God, or it could mean a fresh start, a renewal of commitment. We encourage you to be sure to spend time in prayer, especially at Sunday Mass, as you enter into the Sacrament of Marriage. May God bless you during these exciting days!

With Best Wishes,
The Community of Corpus Christi Catholic Church