He answered, ‘Have you not read that the Creator from the beginning made them male and female and that he said: This is why a man leaves his father and mother and becomes attached to his wife, and the two become one flesh? They are no longer two, therefore, but one flesh. So then, what God has united, human beings must not divide.’
(Matthew 19: 4-6)
Marriage in the Catholic Church, also called matrimony, is the “covenant by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life and which is ordered by its nature to the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring”, and which “has been raised by Christ the Lord.
Celebrating Your Marriage at Holy Spirit.
The Sacrament of Marriage celebrates and witnesses the covenant of love between two people and symbolises in that union Christ’s covenant of love for the Church. The Catholic Church believes that the marriage bond is sacred and permanent. In the wedding ceremony the bride and groom administer the sacrament to each other by their declaration of consent. In this awesome and holy act, they are filled with the Holy Spirit who strengthens them for their life together.
It is the way by which a baptized man and woman establish between themselves a lifelong partnership for their mutual good and for the procreation and education of children.
The Sacrament of Matrimony is one of the two sacraments of vocation. The other is Holy Orders.
Arrangements for a wedding must be made at least six months in advance in our parish. Please contact the Parish Office.