Blessings to you and your fiancé as you prepare for marriage! We are very happy to work with and support you as you prepare for to lay down your lives for one another in marriage. For questions, please contact our pastor, Father Kevin, or Deacon John Henderson to set up a meeting at least 6 months in advance of the date you are planning your wedding. (See below for contact details.)
What is the Sacrament of Marriage?
Baptized into the life of Christ, a man and a woman enter into a lifelong union with the Sacrament of Marriage. The marriage between a husband and a wife is an icon of the love of Christ and his bride, the Church. Just as God makes an everlasting covenant with his people, so does a couple in marriage make a lifelong covenant with one another. Marriage and family life is also modeled on Trinitarian love - the Father loves the Son, and the Son loves the Father, and the Holy Spirit is the fruit of their indwelling love. Marriage is a fruitful union of love between husband and wife open to the procreation and upbringing of the family in holiness.
What are the requirements for marriage at St. Luke's?
The priest who works with you will offer further clarification of these requirements, but they are listed here in brief: