Marriage

Congratulations! We are very excited for you and your family! What a joyous occasion! We are so blessed to be a part of this with you.

Please call the Parish offices to set up an appointment with Father to go over your plans. Please call at least 6 months before your wedding date to allow the time necessary for preparation.

If you prefer a wedding ceremony without a Mass, Deacon Gregory Kiley will help you prepare and preside at the ceremony.

Any other questions, please don’t hesitate to call the office at 315-902-4130.

 

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 USCCB website: http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/sacraments-and-sacramentals/matrimony/index.cfm