Getting Started With Your Wedding
Created & Called Into Love
“God who created man out of love also calls him to love – the fundamental and innate vocation of every human being…Since God created them man and woman, their mutual love becomes an image of the absolute and unfailing love with which God loves man.” – Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 1604
Sacred Scripture begins with the creation of man and woman in the image and likeness of God and concludes with a vision of "the wedding-feast of the Lamb." Scripture speaks throughout of marriage and its "mystery," its institution and the meaning God has given it, its origin and its end, its various realizations throughout the history of salvation, the difficulties arising from sin and its renewal "in the Lord" in the New Covenant of Christ and the Church.
Preparing for Marriage
Welcome to Marriage Preparation at St Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church!
Our staff and members are eager to share an informational, educational, and faith-filled journey with you. Our goal is to provide you with the resources and support for The Sacrament of Marriage.
"You will reciprocally promise love, loyalty and matrimonial honesty. We only want for you this day that these words constitute the principle of your entire life and that with the help of divine grace you will observe these solemn vows that today, before God, you formulate." - Pope John Paul II
To schedule an appointment please contact Marriage Preparation Coordinator and follow this link to Diocese of Phoenix resources to help engaged couples prepare for their wedding and a life-long Catholic marriage.