Congratulations! We are excited to hear this great news. The Sacrament of Marriage is one of the two sacraments of service. Scripture speaks throughout of marriage and its “mystery,” its institution and the meaning God has given it, its original and its end, its varIous realizations throughout the history of salvation, the difficulties arising from sin and its renewal “in the Lord” in the New Covenant of Christ and the Church. CCC 1602 Come and see Deacon Hal
In cooperation with guidelines of The Archdiocese of Denver it is preferred that a couple spend a minimum of eight month in preparation for their marriage. As with all vocations, the preparation process is intended to help you and your fiance lay a foundation that you can build your married life upon. The preparation you do over the next eight or more months is intended to support both husband and wife in their lifelong vocation of marriage. This is the time to delve more deeply into your relationship and approach this momentous day with prayer and reflection.
The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament. – CCC 1601
The sacrament of marriage is one that brings great blessings to the couple, to their family and friends, and the Church as a whole. Saint Bernadette Parish strives to prepare couples for not only their wedding day, but for a lifetime of grace filled blessings in the relationship that will help lead them to eternal salvation.