YOUR WEDDING AT THE CO-CATHEDRAL
We rejoice with you as you prepare to enter into Holy Matrimony. As you prepare for this wonderful vocation of love, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- You are preparing for a life time commitment. Thus the Church asks you to prepare for this major commitment by attending a preparation process that will address the theology of marriage; communication skills; etc. Your marriage preparation and wedding day are a holy time of prayer. You will be kept in our prayers. When things seem hectic or even out of control, know that you are being remembered in prayer.
- Your wedding day will take a great deal of preparation, and we are here to help since we have practical experience and are glad to share it with you. Remember to keep important things important. Important above all else is God’s love for you. God truly knows what really makes us happy, i.e., to live in His ways. We only think we know. Everything else will work out!
- Because this is a holy time, remember to pray. Attend Mass every Sunday and all other holy days of obligation; go to the Sacrament of Penance on a regular basis; read your bible and pray. There is no substitute for prayer. This will sustain you as you prepare for your wedding day and all the days of your married life.
PRAYER FOR ENGAGED COUPLES
Heavenly Father, in your great love, you have established
marriage as a blessing and grace for your people.
Bless and assist those who are preparing to enter into Holy
Matrimony. Increase their love for You, our God, with each
other and with their family and friends. May they rejoice in
that love. Give them your wisdom and patience during good
times and bad, in sickness and in health. Give them reassurance
in times of doubt. And give them your joy as the time of
their wedding draws near and throughout their marriage.
May the prayerful intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
the bridal guest at Cana, and all the other saints of heaven be
theirs all the days of their lives.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.