Most people are called to the married life rather than to the religious life or to life as a single person. Through the Sacrament of Matrimony, God gives special graces to help married couples with life’s difficulties, especially to help them raise their children as loving followers of Christ.
Marriage always involves three parties: the bride, the groom, and God. When two Christians receive the Sacrament of Matrimony, God is with them, witnessing and blessing their marriage covenant. For Catholics, God does this through the priest or deacon who presides at the wedding as the Church’s witness.
A consummated sacramental marriage is permanent; only death can break it (Mark 10:1-12, Romans 7:2-3, 1 Corinthians 7:10-11). This holy union is a living symbol of the unbreakable relationship between Christ and his Church (Ephesians 5:21-33). “Pillar of Fire, Pillar of Truth” by Catholic Answers.
At St. Thomas the Apostle Church, couples planning to marry must make arrangements at least six months prior to the wedding date.
To inquire about Wedding requirements, please call:
770-432-8579 Ext. 101 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Include: WEDDING REQUIREMENTS on the subject line.