The Most Holy Trinity – June 16, 2019

Summer is generally regarded to be wedding season. The weather tends to be nicer, which makes it good for pictures. There are more options for reception venues because you can find wonderful outdoor settings. It is often easier for people to travel because kids are out of school. Summer has many things going for it as the wedding season.

With this in mind, I thought it would be good, over the next few weeks, to give some instructions (advice, tips) about Catholics and weddings. I know that for most of you this might not seem that important at this stage in your life, but there might be some good things you can hand on to your children or others who will one day get married. Our culture has strange notions about marriage, and those notions creep into the consciousness of people, even those who are trying to go against the current. It is always helpful to be reminded of what is truly important.

The Church takes weddings seriously because the union of man and woman in the Sacrament of Marriage is supposed to witness before the world the love of God for His people. God has been faithful to His people from time immemorial. Scripture is the story of God’s continued fidelity, and the story reaches its climax in Jesus, God, who has wedding Himself intimately to our humanity. The Sacrament imparts grace to the couple so that they can truly lay down their lives for each other in loving service.

This reality of the Sacrament is probably one of the most important points that can be handed on. It is easy, in the midst of all the wedding planning, to get caught up in so many other things, but the one reality that truly matters is God and His place in marriage. If there is one thing that needs to be handed on, it is this. Everything else we are going to be talking about will be grounded in this and will come back to this.

Rev. Aaron Ferris
Rev. Aaron Ferris
Rev. Aaron R. Ferris Ordination Date: June 6, 2009 Pastor, St. Anthony Parish (Saranac) and St. Mary’s Parish (Lowell) 402 Amity Street Lowell, MI 49331 Phone: 616-897-9820
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