The grace of the sacrament of Matrimony 1641
By reason of their state in life and of their order, [Christian spouses] have their own special gifts in the People of God.147 This grace proper to the sacrament of Matrimony is intended to perfect the couple's love and to strengthen their indissoluble unity. By this grace they "help one another to attain holiness in their married life and in welcoming and educating their children.148.
St. John Vianney Catholic Church offers quarterly marriage enrichment seminars
The Quarterly Marriage Enrichment Seminars will look at challenges that married couples face in their efforts to maintain healthy, committed, Christian marriages in a culture that provides few supports for such a commitment.
Every family is faced with difficulties at one time or another. If you would like counseling, please contact any one of the follow ministries for help:
Troubled Marriages, contact Jeanne Botz with the Retrouvaille Program at 727.848.3283 or visit their website
Freedom from Pornography, visit their website
Divorce, visit their website
Healing from divorce, visit their website
We are happy that you chose to have your wedding at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. We are committed to making your wedding day memorable and prayerful for all. Research has shown that the most helpful marriage preparation involves at combination of clergy, parish staff and lay couples.
Please call 727.360.1147, ext. 227 to schedule your wedding and she will provide more details about our marriage preparation process.