"On the threshold of his public life
Jesus performs his first sign — at his mother's request — during a
wedding feast. The Church attaches great importance to Jesus'
presence at the wedding at Cana. She sees in it the confirmation of
the goodness of marriage and the proclamation that thenceforth
marriage will be an efficacious sign of Christ's presence.
"The entire Christian life bears the
mark of the spousal love of Christ and the Church. Already
Baptism, the entry into the People of God, is a nuptial mystery;
it is so to speak the nuptial bath which precedes the wedding feast,
Eucharist. Christian marriage in its turn becomes an efficacious
sign, the sacrament of the covenant of Christ and the Church. Since
it signifies and communicates grace, marriage between baptized
persons is a true sacrament of the New Covenant."
Catechism of the Catholic Church,
paragraphs 1613 & 1617
St. Pascal requires either the
bride, the groom, or the parent of either be registered and active
as a parishioner for at least six months before contacting us to
make any arrangements. Attendance at a music-planning workshop
for the wedding Mass / ceremony is required. These are
scheduled twice a year.
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