Marriage

St. John tells us that God is Love and the Sacrament of Marriage is a sacrament of love.

The sacrament of marriage is a visible sign of God’s love for the Church. Marital love has consistently been used in Scripture as a mirror of God's love for his first chosen people, the Jews.  Christian marriages mirror Jesus' love for the Church, his bride.

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. 

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.

The priest does not marry the couple.  The couple enter into the Sacrament of Marriage through their mutual consent and seals the Sacrament in thier love.  The priest merely witnesses the exhange of the Sacrament between the two.

If you are planning to marry in the Catholic Church plans should be made at least 6 months in advance.  Please contact the priest or deacon that you would like to witness your marriage.  You can leave a message for him at 203-797-0222.

 

 

 
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