Christian spouses, in virtue of the sacrament of Matrimony, whereby they signify and partake of the mystery of that unity and fruitful love which exists between Christ and His Church, help each other to attain to holiness in their married life and in the rearing and education of their children. By reason of their state and rank in life they have their own special gift among the people of God.
From the wedlock of Christians there comes the family, in which new citizens of human society are born, who by the grace of the Holy Spirit received in baptism are made children of God, thus perpetuating the people of God through the centuries. The family is, so to speak, the domestic church. In it parents should, by their word and example, be the first preachers of the faith to their children; they should encourage them in the vocation which is proper to each of them, fostering with special care vocation to a sacred state. (Lumen Gentium, no. 11)
Our Diocese recognizes the importance of careful discernment that must take place between man and woman prior to entering the Vocation of Marriage. Accordingly, our Diocese requires that the instruction and preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage begin at least six months before the anticipated wedding date in order to help facilitate the process of vocational discernment by faithful Christian men and women.
Some basic questions before marriage...
- Are you ready to spend a lifetime helping another person reach heaven?
- Are you open to the gift and blessing of children?
- Will Christ be the center of your marriage?
Please Contact Fr. Marcin (please allow at least 6 months prior to your Wedding date to prepare with Fr. Marcin and staff).