A Sacrament of Vocation and Service
Sacred Scripture begins with the creation and union of man and woman and ends with “the wedding feast of the Lamb” (Rev 19:7, 9). Scripture often refers to marriage, its origin and purpose, the meaning God gave to it, and its renewal in the covenant made by Jesus with his Church. Man and woman were created for each other.
“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.” United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
We think St. Mary of Gostyn Church is a wonderful place for your wedding. Please allow 6 to 8 months for ample preparation for this Sacrament. To start your wedding process and to set up your first appointment, contact Deacon Bob at the Parish Center at (630) 737-9637. At that time you and Deacon Bob can explore the availability of wedding dates and times.
“A man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two but one flesh.” Mark 1:7-8
“Now, not with lust, but with fidelity I take this kinswoman as my wife. Send down your mercy on me and on her, and grant that we may grow old together. Bless us with children. They said together, “Amen, amen!”” (Tobit 8:7-8)
Considerations and practical suggestions “Find Out If You’re Really in Love” from Jackie and Bobby Angel (Ascension Presents).
Log into our parish FORMED.org account to view the whole series. “Beloved” from Augustine Institute.
“We don’t need a piece of paper to show that we love each other”… Understanding how Marriage is much more than a contract, it’s a covenant. Father Mike Schmitz explores the depth, and beauty, of the Church’s teaching on this Sacrament.