Marriage Preparation

“Marriage is
the icon
of God’s love.”

Amoris Laetitia

In Christian marriage, spouses model the love and self-gift of Christ. By giving of themselves and serving one another, their family, and community, they help one another live out Christ’s call to discipleship, love, and service. Marriage provides a foundation for a family committed to community, solidarity, and Jesus’ mission in the world.

Jesus brought to full awareness the divine plan for marriage. In John’s Gospel, Christ’s first miracle occurs at the wedding in Cana. “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” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 1613).

 Couples are to contact Fr. Carl Wertin at the Parish Office, 719-542-9248 ext. 116 as soon as they become engaged.