Catholics believe the wedding couple confers the Sacrament of Marriage on each other. But the Sacrament of Marriage is not static. The vows that are exchanged are seeds planted in the spiritual lives of the couple.
Consider Jesus’ parable of the mustard seed. In a similar way, the couple nurture, tend and grow these sacramental seeds through their relationship with each other and family life and, along the way, they reveal the Kingdom of God.
If you are interested in learning more about the Sacrament of Matrimony, please schedule an appointment with Father O’Toole by calling the Rectory at (314) 776-0363 to learn more about marriage preparation.
The Sacrament of Baptism, the first of the Catholic Church’s Sacraments of Initiation, is a sacred ritual where a person becomes a new creature, dying and rising with Jesus, through water and the Holy Spirit.
Confirmation is the final Sacrament of Initiation, whereby an individual accepts their Christian identity, invests in their own faith development, and becomes a fully-initiated member of the Catholic Church.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (also called Penance, Confession, or the Sacrament of Forgiveness) is the grace-filled event at which we recognize our sinfulness, receive absolution, and celebrate the freedom of being right with God once again.
The Sacrament of Matrimony (Marriage) is a covenant that mirrors the mutual commitment between God and his people.
Some of us are called to deepen and redefine how we live, serve and love as Christ did, through the Sacrament of Holy Orders. The deepest desire of bishops, deacons, and priests is to love God and be of service to God’s People.