St. Veronica Church

Sacrament of Matrimony

SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY
 
Marriage is a serious and sacred covenant.  As soon as a couple are seriously considering marriage they should contact the Parish Office to set an appointment with the Pastor/Deacon for marriage preparation.  This should be taken care of before any other permanent arrangements are made for the wedding date and reception; minimally, six months prior to the anticipated wedding date.  For more information, please contact Fr. Del Staigers (513-688-3144 - direct line; email del.staigers@stveronica.org ), Deacon Dan Murphy (528-1622 x 104; email dan.murphy@stveronica.org); Fr. David Doseck (513-528-1622 x113: email david.doseck@stveronica.org).
 
All couples are required to attend an Engaged Encounter weekend prior to the marriage ceremony. Go to the following link for details: http://www.cincinnatiengagedencounter.org/
 

Pope Francis' advice about weddings:

"Make [your wedding] a real celebration – because marriage is a celebration – a Christian celebration, not a worldly feast! … What happened in Cana 2,000 years ago, happens today at every wedding celebration: that which makes your wedding full and profoundly true will be the presence of the Lord who reveals himself and gives his grace. It is his presence that offers the 'good wine', he is the secret to full joy, that which truly warms the heart.

"It is good that your wedding be simple and make what is truly important stand out. Some are more concerned with the exterior details, with the banquet, the photographs, the clothes, the flowers…These are important for a celebration, but only if they point to the real reason for your joy: the Lord's blessing on your love." -          

—Address to engaged couples in Rome, February 14, 2014

Marriage:

Love and Life in the Divine Plan

A Pastoral Letter of the
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 

 

"By using the image of the relationship between bridegroom and bride to explain the relationship between Christ and the Church, the Scriptures are appealing to a natural human relationship that is already well known. All of us know something about the depth, the intimacy, and the beauty of the gift of self that occurs in the marriage of husband and wife. The Scriptures also show us, however, that Christs love for the Church surpasses natural human love. Christs love for the Church is a love of complete self-giving. This love is most completely expressed by his death on the Cross. Christian marriage aspires not only to natural human love, but to Christs love for the Church."