By marriage, or matrimony, the couple witnesses Christ's spousal love for the Church. One of the Nuptial Blessings in the liturgical celebration of marriage refers to this in saying, "Father, you have made the union of man and wife so holy a mystery that it symbolizes the marriage of Christ and his Church."
The Sacrament of Marriage is a covenant, which is more than a contract. Covenant always expresses a relationship between persons. The marriage covenant refers to the relationship between the husband and wife, a permanent union of persons capable of knowing and loving each other and God. The celebration of marriage is also a liturgical act, appropriately held in a public liturgy at church. Catholics are urged to celebrate their marriage within the Eucharistic Liturgy.
*If you are an adult interested in the Sacrament of Marriage, please review the document provided below at least 6 months prior to the date of the marriage.
Please review "Guidelines for Engaged Couples for Weddings at the Church of the Holy Redeemer" by clicking on the blue button to the right.