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. 

By their marriage, 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.~from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

The marriage covenant, by which a man and woman form with each other an intimate communion of life and love, has been founded and endowed with its own special laws by the Creator. By its very nature it is ordered to the good of the couple, as well as to the generation and education of children. Christ the Lord raised marriage between the baptized to the dignity of a sacrament.  -CCC, no. 1660

Arrangements should be made with Fr. Cabra or Deacon Steve six months prior to the anticipated wedding date. Registration and completion of Marriage Preparation recommended by the Diocese of Raleigh.

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“Complete my joy by being of the same mind, with the same love, united in heart, thinking one thing.” Strengthen, renew, and rekindle your marriage sacrament by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience on Nov 3-5, 2023 in ATLANTIC BEACH, NC and Nov 10-12, 2023 in NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC. Early sign up is recommended. For more information visit our website at: or contact us at [email protected] or 704-315-2144.


Encuentro Matrimonial Mundial

Es un fin de semana designado para darle a las parejas casadas la oportunidad de examinar sus vidas y ayudarles a comunicarse mejor. Decídanse a vivirlo, con fe en que la Gracia de Dios hará posible que sólo en un Fin de Semana ustedes renueven su amor, fortalezcan su relación de esposos y hagan a sus hijos más felices.

Regístrese hoy para asistir al próximo fin de semana del Encuentro Matrimonial Mundial del 10 al 12 de noviembre de 2023 en el Beach Cove Resort en NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC.

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