MARRIAGE IS A SACRAMENT More than a civil union, marriage for Catholics is a sacrament – an outward sign of inward grace – instituted by Christ. Not simply the joining of two people, marriage is the intimate union of three – God at the center – in a lifetime covenant of love, fidelity, and mutual support. Through God’s grace, the steadfast and selfless love between husband and wife becomes symbolic of the faithful, abundant, steadfast, and sacrificial love of Christ for His Church.
CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations! This is an exciting time – the start of a new adventure. Like Baptism, marriage is a lifelong commitment. We, at Blessed Sacrament, would like to help you prepare, not just for the wedding day, for a new life together – a life strengthened with love and faith.
MARRIAGE ANNIVERSARIES The Hamilton diocese celebrates a Wedding Anniversary Mass, annually, for couples celebrating their 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th or 60th plus Wedding Anniversaries. Please contact the office and follow the bulletin news for more details.
The Mission of the Family is a dynamic new video series that proclaims the truth and beauty of the Catholic vision of marriage and family life in the modern world prepared by the Knights of Columbus. The six parts series explains the basic of the Sacrament of Matrimony and Christian family life. It is recommended to everyone who is considering to enter into a Sacramental Marriage. The Mission of the Family official site is here.
MARRIAGE INQUIRY, check below,
You need to be a parishioner to Marry Sacramentally in our church. A Permission Form from your parish of residence or where you attend church may be required. We recommend every couple planning their Sacrament of Marriage to renew their sacramental practices, to make good Confession, and regularly receive Holy Communion on Sundays. Please notice that we cannot guarantee your desired wedding date as it depends from many factors. We will review your information and contact you in regard to the next steps.