By referring to human beings, the Book of Genesis says: “The Lord God said: It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suited to him.” (Gen 2:18)
Loneliness does great harm to humans; for this reason we are called to live in community. Marriage is like a cure for loneliness!
True love demands fidelity and exclusivity. When a couple gets married by the Church, they promise to love and be faithful to each other until death.
These are the words exchanged in the wedding vows:
I, take you, to be my wife/husband.
I promise to be true to you
In good times and in bad, in sickness and in health.
I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.
It is beautiful to find a couple, who are in love with each other!
Search in your Bible and read:
- “So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, no human being must separate.” (Matthew 19:6)
- “Let marriage be honored among all and the marriage bed be kept undefiled, for God will judge the immoral and adulterers.” (Hebrews 13:4)
If you are looking for a Church to get married, you are very welcome at St. Michael. We are glad to give you our support. Please, call the Parish office and ask for information, and know that we feel blessed with your choice of St. Michael Parish to begin here, your married life.
It is a fact that some catholic couples got married only by civil law, have created a beautiful family, and they also desire to be married by the Church. We can help you to make your wish come true! Please, call the parish office to receive the information you are seeking.
- It is a fact that some young catholic couples are living together without engaging in marriage. Although the Church discourages this practice, we recognize the value of love for each other. God knows how much kindness and generosity is in their hearts. We encourage them to formalize their relationship by blessing their love through the Sacrament of Matrimony.
- It is a fact that some catholic couples, married by the Church, could not achieved the ideal of remaining attached to each other to the end of their lives. The Church is aware that divorce involves a lot of frustrations and pain. Given the need to give a new direction to their lives, some have gone through a new civil marriage. We encourage them to consider the petition of an annulment of their previous marriage. If so, the Church will be able to bless their new relationship. Nonetheless, be aware that you are part of our family and by no way you are considered second-class members of our community.
- It is a fact, too, that some brothers and sisters feel the need to ensure adequate integration between their particular sexual orientation, their catholic faith, their love for the Church and the need for “not experiencing loneliness.” We are aware of the complexity of this fact and how much frustrations it brings to them. We want to assure you that you are part of our family through baptism, and our community, with its merciful treatment, wants to be a place where all may experience the unconditional love of God.
The Bible says: “No one has ever seen God. Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us, and his love is brought to perfection in us.” (1 John 4:12)
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