MATRIMONY

The Holy Trinity is a community of person sharing completely in one another's lives

although separate individuals. Since we are made in his image, share in God's life and

with every spiritual gift under heaven, we too are meant to share God's love and ours

with others.

 

Matrimony is the second of the social sacraments after Reconciliation and sanctifies the

love that a man and a woman share with each other. This human love is again a

partaking in the divine nature of God himself as St. John tells us, "God is love."

 

Matrimony  is the only sacrament that is confected by laymen. The bride and groom

bring this sacrament into being with the vows they pronounce.

 

Through Matrimony the couple also enrich the church with children and strengthen the

community with the graces and example of their love and vocation.