Marriage

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.

God created man and woman out of love and commanded them to imitate his love in their relations with each other. Man and woman were created for each other. “It is not good that the man should be alone. I will make a suitable partner for him. . . . The two of them become one body” (Gn 2:18; 24). Woman and man are equal in human dignity, and in marriage both are united in an unbreakable bond.

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.

For additional information contact Elizabeth Cruz, Wedding Coordinator at ecruz@stjosephchurch.net.

Setting a Wedding Date:  A deposit is required to reserve a wedding date and have it placed on our church calendar, call the church office for more details.

Marriage Preparation:  Six months prior to the planned wedding date call the church office to schedule an appointment with the Pastor to start your journey.

Engaged Couples Weekend: All couples are required to attend a Engaged Couples Weekend   (Pre-Cana) our next one is:

  • August 18 & 19, 2017.

Below is the registration form for Engaged Couples Weekend.
ECW Registration Form