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MATRIMONY

Matrimony is a Sacrament of Service. In Matrimony, service is pledged to one's spouse, children, and community.

Through Matrimony, the grace and strength to live a holy life are imparted. It was while attending the wedding

of Cana when Christ performed his first miracle; so too does Christ stand present and watch over all those

who are unified together in the marital bond. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states:

'The intimate community of life and love which constitutes the married state has been established by the Creator and endowed by him with its own proper laws. . . . God himself is the author of marriage. The vocation to marriage is written in the very nature

of man and woman as they came from the hand of the Creator. Marriage is not a purely human institution despite the many

variations it may have undergone through the centuries in different cultures, social structures, and spiritual attitudes.

These differences should not cause us to forget its common and permanent characteristics. Although the dignity of this 

institution is not transparent everywhere with the same clarity, some sense of the greatness of the matrimonial 

union exists in all cultures. The well-being of the individual person and of both human and Christian society

is closely bound up with the healthy state of conjugal and family life.'

 

These words are the basis of the Church's position on the impossibility of divorce.

If you desire the Sacrament of Matrimony, or to discuss the Church's

position on Matrimony, please contact the parish here.