Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic Church

The Holy Mystery of Marriage

by Fr. Roman Bobesiuk

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace… Ephesians 4:2-3


The Holy Mystery of Marriage based on the Code of Canon Law (Canon 1055), “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.”

471 God created human beings male and female: “By you, O God, a woman is joined to man as a helpmate and for the continuance of the human race … you blessed them, saying: ‘increase and multiply and rule the earth.’ Through wedlock you made the two of them one body.” In the Church, the marriage union is a Holy Mystery in which the man and woman manifest the new life in Christ. A Christian marriage is not only a natural relationship, a shared life and experience; it is an occasion of sanctification. Marriage is a Holy Mystery (Sacrament) in which by the grace of the Holy Spirit a man and a woman are united into one body and create a domestic church. The family union created by marriage is a community of persons which, according to God’s plan, is an icon of the relationship of the Persons of the Most Holy Trinity.

Scheduling Wedding

Congratulations on your engagement! May God’s Grace continue to guide you both in this new journey. Marriage is the way God will make you a saint!
You must contact a parish priest at least six months before the possible wedding date due to the preparation required for sacramental marriages.
Contact through our email.

Marriage Preparation

It requires six months of marriage preparation.
Most couples will be asked to focus on preparation for the premarital life. The goal is to help engaged couples learn more about themselves and their relationship.
We require couples to attend our Pre-Cana classes.
The preparing priest can assist you in preparing the liturgy, readings, music, and other elements for your wedding.

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