The union of a man and woman in Christian Marriage is a sign of God’s union with the People of God. Therefore, it requires of those who enter it a complete and unreserved giving of self. Christ also referred to the love of Marriage to describe his own love for his bride, the Church. This love is lifelong, fruitful and completely faithful.
The desire to live one’s faith must be as important as the desire to live with one’s spouse; the relationship to God is intimate and demands self-giving in the same way that your relationship with your spouse demands intimacy and self-giving.
The Sacrament of Marriage is an important event for the Catholic Church as well. Married couples who are committed to a generous, faithful and life-giving love are one of the clearest and best signs of the love of God.
Engaged couples are asked to contact the priest/deacons for their initial interview. A minimum of four months’ notice is required to allow time for pre-marriage sessions, planning for the wedding liturgy and a marriage preparation course.
Any married couples seeking the Retrouvaille program to help with their marriage can find more information at www.helpourmarriagecalgary.com.