For Catholics, the Sacrament of Matrimony is a sacred covenant between a man and a woman, initiated by God, and designed to be a primary place where God’s love is seen and known, since your love is meant to be as self-giving as the love that Christ Jesus has for His People, the Church.
When two baptized Catholics (or one Catholic and a baptized non-Catholic) publicly profess their consent to each other, they are conferring the Sacrament of Matrimony on each other. That’s right: YOU are the ministers of the sacrament, as you make these three solemn statements of consent to each other in the presence of God, the faith community, and family and friends.
- to take this step into marriage freely and with due reflection;
- to live faithfully as husband and wife as long as you both shall live;
- to be open to raising and preparing your children as Catholic Christians.
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