The Church has a rich tradition of sacramental marriage and covenantal union. The Old Testament authors write of God making a covenant with the chosen people and promising them that they will never be forsaken. The New Testament authors write of Jesus as the new covenant and compare the relationship of Jesus with the Church to the relationship of a husband and wife.
The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership for the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring.
Matrimony, or Marriage, like Holy Orders, is a sacrament that consecrates for a particular mission in building up the Church. It is seen as a sign of the love between Christ and the Church, which is established between spouses in a permanent and exclusive bond, sealed by God. The Sacrament gives couples the grace they need to attain holiness in their married life and for responsible acceptance and upbringing of their children.
For those pursuing marriage at St. Joseph Church, please contact one of our priests to set up an appointment for further information:
Fr. Jack Sewell, Pastor 714-528-1487 ext. 205
Fr. Miguel Hernandez, Parochial Vicar 714-528-1487 ext. 206
Wedding Ceremony Policies:
Congratulations on your upcoming marriage!
Please contact our priests to learn about our wedding ceremony policies.
If you are already married but not in the Catholic Church and are seeking to have your marriage blessed in the church, you are invited to contact one of our priests to set an appointment for more information.
Fertility Care Services and Natural Family Planning
St. Joseph Church is now offering Fertility Care Services for all engaged and married couples!
Marriage and Family Life Resources:
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