Congratulations to both of you! Your engagement is a special and unique time for you, your families, friends and your entire parish community. This is a time of new beginnings, love, promises and hope. We, the Catholic Communities of St. John the Baptist, St. Francis Xavier, St. Mary of the Assumption and St. Robert Bellarmine are blessed and encouraged by your willingness to make this permanent commitment of life and love to each other at the Alter of God.
Your wedding celebration will be a grace filled and special moment in your lives. The Church invites you to celebrate your wedding in the context of Christian Prayer. Indeed, so important is marriage in Christian Life that is has been instituted by Christ as a Sacrament: Christian marriage makes Christ, in his love, sacramentally present. The love you share makes manifest Christ's live to all of us.
Great care is taken to see that the prayer for this special moment is reverent, graceful, beautiful and open to the moment of God's Spirit among us. As much care should be taken in planning and preparing for the liturgy as is taken for planning all the other aspects of your wedding. Our celebration of the Sacraments is always rooted in listening to the Sacred Scriptures so we can be nurished and strengthened by God's Word. We always celebrate the Sacramets as a community, We gather our brothers and sisters in faith and ask for ther prayerful support. These celebrations are incomplete unless they are filled with song and participation, with prayerful gestures and with silence in which we hear the voice of God in our hearts.
Click on the link below to view The Marriage Preparation Process.
May God Bless You during this special time of reflection and preparation.
Contact Kathi Andreoni for further information. 414-241-0791