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									Spirituality &
 Marriage
The Covenant
   …Marriage in Christ
Why is marriage
preparation important?

   Divorce Rate
   National - 36%
   Georgia - 46%
The Key to
Sacramental Marriage
is Commitment
Commitment to other
Commitment to marriage
Commitment to commitment
Marriage as a vocation

    Marriage is part of the created, natural
     order. It is inherently good and pleasing
     to God. It's clear purpose is the begetting
     of children and mutual companionship
     and help. Marriage existed before the
     Fall. It was part of God's original plan for
     mankind that was thwarted by Adam and
     Eve's sin.
Our Marriage Covenant with God

    Mystery of God’s plan for salvation of the
     world
    God if faithful whether we are or not
    Husband and wife give each other
     sacramental sign of faithful commitment
    Partnership for the whole of life (ccc1601)
    Exchange of consent between bride and
     groom – they are ministers of sacrament
What is a sacrament?

    "Sacrament" then, is an effective sign
     which imparts Grace instituted by Christ.
     It is a channel between our souls and the
     graces poured forth by Our Lord on the
     Cross. It infuses the soul with God's
     Grace.
The 7 Sacraments
     SACRAMENT                               SIGN
Baptism                 Water and Oils
Reconciliation          Words of Absolution (of forgiveness)
Eucharist               Bread and Wine and Words of Priest at
                        Consecration
Confirmation            Anointing and Formulas
Matrimony               Words of the Vows, asked for and received by
                        the Bishop, Priest or Deacon (and Minister of
                        Spouse’s Faith)
Holy Orders             Imposition of the Hands by the Bishop
Anointing of the Sick   Anointing with Oil
COVENANT
    The Sacrament of
     Marriage is a covenant by
     which a man and a
     woman establish in the
     presence of God and His
     Church a lifetime
     partnership, which by
     nature is ordered for the
     good of the spouses and
     the procreation of
     children.
SIGNS OF THE SACRMENT
    The outward signs of Marriage:
     - The couples public exchange of vows and
     rings
     - The witnessing and acceptance of the
     couples vows by a priest or deacon and two
     witnesses who do not have to be Catholics
     - The blessing of the couple by a
     priest or deacon
REQUIREMENTS FOR
SACRAMENTAL MARRIAGE
    The ideal situations for a Catholic marriage
     are:
     - Adequate preparation by priest or deacon
     - Pre-Cana instruction
     - Marriage between a Baptized Catholic man
     and a Baptized Catholic woman, who are free
     to contract marriage and who freely express
     their consent during a nuptial Mass
REQUIREMENTS
    Being confirmed is preferred but not mandatory - To
     be free means:
     ** Not being under constraint
     ** Not impeded by any civil or Church law
     ** Without free consent there is no marriage
     ** Consent must be free or coercion or grave external
     fear
     ** No one has the right to force a person to get
     married against their free will for any reason.

     Being in love is the only reason for getting
     married
• Marriage is a free
  consented, indissoluble
  covenant by which a man
  and a woman commit
  themselves before God
  and a priest or deacon, to
  love each other to accept
  and to raise children God
  sends them, to educate
  and raise them in the
  Catholic faith, not for a
  day, not for a year, but
  "until death do us part".
LIFETIME COMMITMENT
    When entering marriage, the couple must
     realize that the marriage covenant they are
     making before God is a lifetime commitment.
     "What God has joined together, let no man put
     asunder"
     (CCC #1614-1616; Mt 19:6,8,11; Mk 8:34)

     Don't enter marriage with the idea if it works
     fine, if not too bad, I can change my spouse
     any time.
II. IMPEDIMENTS TO MARRIAGE
(Dispensation Required to Marry Validly)



     Age
     Impotence (Note: Sterility is not impotence)
     Prior Bond of Marriage
     Disparity of Cult/Worship
     Holy Orders
     Public Perpetual Vow of Chastity in Religious Institute
     Abduction
     Crime
     Consanguinity
     Affinity
     Public Propriety
     Adoption (Legal Relationship)
III. CASES REQUIRING THE BISHOP'S PERMISSION
TO MARRY LICITLY


    Transients, i.e. those who have no domicile or quasi-
    domicile
    Marriages that cannot be recognized or celebrated
    according to civil law
    Those bound by natural obligations towards another
    party or towards children from previous union, e.g.,
    financial need or serious illness
    A person who has notoriously rejected the Catholic
    Faith
    A person bound by censure, i.e., excommunication
    and interdict
    A minor (under 18)
    A proxy as provided in Canon 1105
BLESSINGS
    St Augustine teaches that there are three
     "blessings" of marriage, or in Natural Law
     terms, three "goods": fecundity, fidelity and
     indissolubility. These three goods apply to all
     true marriages, even marriages that are not
     sacramental. The Church also teaches that
     marriage has two main purposes: the more
     important is procreation, the begetting and
     education of Children, raising them to worship
     God; the second, is the consortium vitae, the
     companionship and union of married love.
Vows
   Vows are a solemn promise
    between God and the married
    couple.
   Once given to God, the
    marriage belongs to God.
   Your vows and marriage make
    the community strong.
   Your marriage belongs to the
    whole community.
The Five “T’s”
 TIME      with each other

 TRUST     dependability and fidelity

 TOUCH     hugs, kisses, hand-holding, non-sexual
           affection

 THOUGHT   thinking of each other during the day or
           when separate, maybe just a quick call

 THANKS    gratitude to God for sending this family
           and spouse. Thanking him or her, not
           taking each other for granted
A happy, healthy
marriage is not one of
perfect partners, but
the triumph of love
over imperfections.

								
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