The Sacrament of Marriage
Marriage at Saint Alphonsus Liguori:
Holy Matrimony is a sacrament established by Jesus Christ for the benefit and salvation of the husband and wife, and their children. It is also a vocation that God will call some of us to. Marriage as a sacrament differs from ordinary marriage; it is a true source of grace for the spouses, and unites husband and wife in a holy bond before God. True marriage is only between one man and one woman, and only death can break the bond of this sacrament. Marital relations is a fundamental part of this sacrament: “May marriage be honorable in every way, and may the marriage bed be immaculate.” (Heb 13:4).
- For receiving the Sacrament of Marriage, the couple, regardless of age, must contact the Pastor at least six months prior to setting a wedding date and satisfy a sacramental preparation period, set by the Diocesan Policy and Canon Law prior to the wedding date. Please call the Marriage and Family Educator Coordinator at 317.873.2885 ext. 101 to set up an appointment.
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