The Sacrament of Marriage is a beautiful covenant and mystery, strengthened by God’s love. God intended the relationship between a man and woman in marriage to mirror the love between Christ and His Church. Because of the sacredness of this union between husband and wife, Christ provided the Church with many graces that flow from the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony, as a means of assisting husbands and wives to love each other with a deep and holy love.
Take time to learn more about the Church’s teachings on marriage and explore the resources we have provided to help you better understand and live out this beautiful sacrament, so you can experience the happiness and peace that flow from a marriage blessed by God.
“Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife,?and they become one flesh.”(Gen. 2:4)
“So they are no longer two but one flesh.?What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder.” (Matt. 19:6)
Some helpful marriage resources
Getting Married at St. Columba Church
A couple wishing to marry at St. Columba Church should contact the pastor, assistant pastor, or deacon (301-567-5506) no later than six months prior anticipated date of the wedding. The purpose of this period is to involve the couple actively in a process through which they can judge not only their readiness to marry, but also their ability to communicate on vital issues. Preparation time allows the couple to come to a deeper knowledge of each other and of the sacrament they will receive, including the reasons for its indissolubility.
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