Sacrament of Marriage
On behalf of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church parish, we extend our congratulations to you on your upcoming wedding and marriage. It is our hope that your marriage will bring you blessings throughout your lives. The staff at Our Lady of Lourdes Church is happy to assist you in these preparations at this important time in your life together.
Upon submitting your intention of marriage a pamphlet is presented to you in order to guide you through the process of marriage preparation required by the Catholic Church. Wedding arrangements are certainly necessary and important but we hope that you will not lose sight that Marriage is a Sacrament – a sacred sign of your love for each other in Christ. Christ abundantly blesses your love. He enriches and strengthens you to undertake the duties of marriage in mutual and lasting fidelity.
Please accept our prayers and sincere best wishes for a happy wedding and a joyous married life.
Marriage Preparation Class for Engaged Couples
God’s Plan for a Joy-filled Marriage is a marriage preparation course offered by the Office of Family Life. This three session course offers engaged couples a beautiful understanding of God’s plan for sacramental marriage and human sexuality in the beauty of the Church’s vision of marriage, as proclaimed by Pope John Paul II in his writings of “The Theology of the Body”, along with “A Decision to Love” workbook, group discussions and an NFP Introduction presented by our certified NFP instructors. The course offers the guidance and ground-work to assist the engaged couple in marriage preparation.
To register or for more information please call: The Office of Family Life: 860-889-8346 ext.283.
Engaged Encounter & Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend
Planning a wedding? One of the most important parts of your wedding planning is your marriage preparation program. Engaged Encounter is a weekend-long program and meets all the aspects of marriage preparation required by the Diocese.
“... and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light." Find out how Love and communication can ease your burdens by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next WWME Weekends are November 1-3, 2019 in Manchester, CT and September 13-15, 2019 in Huntington, NY. For more information, call Pat & Mary-Jo McLauhlin at 860-315-2127 or visit us at https://wwmectw.org/
Early registration is advised.