Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage
Dear friends in Christ,
Congratulations on your engagement! We are delighted that you have chosen to be married within the Our Lady, Queen of the Yough Catholic Community in the presence of Jesus Christ with the blessing of the Roman Catholic Church. We pledge to you our prayers and support as you prepare to become one in marriage.
Marriage in our Catholic Christian tradition is a solemn celebration that demands instruction and prayerful preparation. In that spirit, we am happy to present to you the official Wedding Policy for our Catholic Community.
While there are many hands that will assist in your wedding at in our Catholic Community, none are perhaps more significant than your hands and how you embrace this holy and sacred ritual. We invite and encourage you to make Christ the center of your lives. At the same time we ask that you keep a proper perspective relative to what you are about to do. As the saying goes, “A wedding is a day. A marriage is a lifetime.”
Jesus said, “At the beginning of creation God made them male and female; for this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and the two shall become as one. They are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore let no man separate what God has joined.” (Mark 10:6-9)
As you prepare to become one in marriage, we priests along with our wedding coordinators, organist and staff pray that you may truly be one and no one will separate what God has joined.
If you have any questions about the enclosed information, please feel free to contact any one of us. Please be assured of a remembrance in our prayers. We hope you will do the same for us.
Sincerely in Christ,
Father Paul Lisik, Pastor
Father Dan Carr, Parochial Vicar
Father Julius Capongpongan, Parochial Vicar