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Your Marriage at St. Josaphat

Celebrating Your Marriage in St. Josaphat Church

Weddings are a special and joyful time for brides and grooms, for their families and friends, and for the parish community.  The new beginning, the love, the promise and hope of weddings make their celebration a grace-filled time in our lives.  The Church welcomes its members to celebrate and solemnize their weddings in the context of our prayer as Christians.

Indeed, so important is marriage in Christian life that it is called a sacrament.  Great care is taken to see that the prayer for this special moment is reverent, graceful, beautiful and open to the movement of God's Spirit among us.

Our celebrations of the sacraments, marriage included, are always rooted in listening to the scriptures so that we can be nourished and strengthened by God's Word.  We always celebrate the sacraments as community. We gather our sisters and brothers in faith and ask for their prayerful support.

These celebrations are incomplete unless they are filled with song, with prayerful gestures and with silence in which we hear the voice of God in our lives.  In this spirit, St. Josaphat parish provides the following information and guidelines.

Remember, it is the love shared between the couple that calls down God's presence in the Sacrament of Matrimony.  You are the ministers of this beautiful sacrament.  As you schedule and work on all the details, try to relax.  The ceremony will be beautiful because the people in attendance are choosing to be there, drawn to the church by your love for each other.  In the rush of things, take time for each other, support each other. 
 
We will do everything on our part to make your wedding a fitting and prayerful beginning to your Christian Marriage.  Along the way, feel free to call (773.327.8955) with any questions you might have for the priest or deacon.