The love of man and woman “tends to rise ‘in ecstasy’ towards the Divine, to lead us beyond ourselves” (Pope Benedict XVI, God is Love, n. 5).
St. Joseph Parish invites couples to find nourishment in their personal journey to become witnesses of holiness and charity. Where family life is strong and healthy, it helps build that “civilization of life and love” which must be everyone’s aim. When the family is weak, all human relationships are exposed to instability and fragmentation (Pope John Paul II, Springtime of Evangelization, 95).
The Sacrament of Marriage is a covenant between the spouses. The consent the man and woman freely and mutually give to each other creates an eternal institution. Their love is a reflection of divine love. This love is confirmed, purified and completed in Jesus Christ, given through the Sacrament of Matrimony.