Father Peter’s Announcements
Convalidation of Marriage
Like other couples in your parish or family, you may be wondering if your marriage is fully recognized by the Catholic Church. Catholic Church law ordinarily requires baptized Roman Catholics to marry before a priest or deacon. Catholics who exchange marriage vows in the presence of only ministers from other religious traditions or authorized civic officials (i.e.. Justice of the Peace) are not considered validly married in the eyes of the Catholic Church, which offers Marriage in the unique form of a Sacrament called Holy Matrimony: a sacrament similar in scope and power to that of Holy Communion/Eucharist. In fact, Holy Matrimony is meant to signify (a sacrament is a visible sign indicating a greater invisible and/or supernatural reality) the enduring and unbreakable love for Jesus Christ the Bridegroom for His Bride the Church. If you feel as though you are in a position where Convalida-tion is possible, please call the Rectory to discuss the proc-ess involved. Couples who are not in a recognized Catholic Marriage should not receive Holy Communion and are not qualified to be Catholic godparent until the Convalidation process is complete. Regardless of what happened in the past, the Catholic Church invites you to bring new meaning to your lives by embracing the vocation of marriage and dedicating your family’s mission to sharing God’s love.
Sisters in Faith
Thank you very much to Gerald Agoglia, Director of Off the Streets, for his wonderful presentation on this ministry to get people “off the streets” and into homes. This ministry changes lives one family at a time! OTS will be hosting a virtual FUNDRAISER on Wednesday, October 6th, from 7:30-9. Professor Julie Pycior will lead a conversation on her latest book, “Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton and the Greatest Commandment: Radical Love in Times of Crisis.” OTS is asking for a $20 donation to attend this virtual event. More information to follow. Save the date! We will NOT have an August Meeting. Happy and peaceful sum-mer to all!