Matrimony / Marriage
The Church has always held marriage to be a sacrament, a special transfer of the invisible grace of God in the visible signs of wedding vows, exchange of rings, etc. The marital union of husband and wife actually reflects something of the inner life of God, in a Trinity of Three Persons, united in an eternal exchange of love. As such, the Catholic Church asks engaged couples to engage in preparation meetings or a retreat to better understand the theology of marriage and the special graces God wants to give them. Are you engaged or thinking about becoming engaged in the near future? Congratulations! May God abundantly bless you in this time of discernment. Please call or email Fr. Nathan at least 6 months before the anticipated wedding for more information on registering for a wedding date or engaging in preparation meetings.