Marriage Prep

For more information on this ministry, contact the Parish Office at 708-895-6700

 

THE SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE

Couples wishing to celebrate their nuptials at St. Ann Church can call the parish office: 708-895-6700 for more information regarding arranging and celebrating this special sacrament.

Mike and Sharon Sypole head the Ministry of Marriage Prep which currently helps couples wishing to get married at St. Ann Church prepare for their celebrated day by guiding them through their wedding rehearsal. Marriage preparation programs help couples to understand the Christian and the human aspects of marriage. Typical topics include: the meaning of marriage as a sacrament; faith, prayer and the church; roles in marriage; communication and conflict resolution; children, parenthood and Natural Family Planning; finances; and family of origin.

During your Preparation classes you will be able to discuss Wedding times, liturgy and music, religious and civil documentation, along with rehearsal information, and fees will be discussed. You may also pick up a brochure entitled, Celebrating Your Wedding at St. Ann Church, in the narthex in the brochure stands.

Marriage in The Catholic Church:

Why does the church teach that marriage is a sacrament?

The sacraments make Christ present in our midst. Like the other sacraments, marriage is not just for the good of individuals, or the couple, but for the community. The Catholic Church teaches that marriage between two baptized persons is a sacrament. The Old Testament prophets saw the marriage of a man and woman as a symbol of the covenant relationship between God and his people. The permanent and exclusive union between husband and wife mirrors the mutual commitment between God and his people. The Letter to the Ephesians says that this union is a symbol of the relationship between Christ and the Church.

 

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