"So [also] husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one hates his own flesh but rather nourishes and cherishes it, even as Christ does the church, because we are members of his body. 'For this reason a man shall leave [his] father and [his] mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.' This is a great mystery, but I speak in reference to Christ and the church. In any case, each one of you should love his wife as himself, and the wife should respect her husband. " (Eph 5:28-32)
The icon of the Trinity on earth is marriage between a man and a woman. This vocation of love mirrors the love between the Father and the Son, who is the Holy Spirit! God designed this union between Adam and Eve, a design that replicates itself whose purpose is to populate the earth! Jesus also calls himself the bridegroom and the church as his bride, and their union in heaven as the marriage supper of the lamb! God loves weddings…He performed his first public miracle while a guest at one.
Preparing for Marriage
We're glad that you're preparing for your marriage at St. Anne! Our parish has made a commitment to support you in your preparation for marriage by providing a program that's designed to guide you as a couple in enriching and strengthening your relationship with God and with one another. Participating responsibly in the process of marriage preparation is an indication of your understanding of the commitment you're making and of the serious undertaking of the covenant of marriage.
Please call Jean Estes-Gonzales, Marriage Preparation Coordinator, for more information at (480) 507-4439, or contact her by email (click the EMAIL button on the next page).
Marriage Matters Series
Married? Engaged? In a relationship? Hoping to be in a relationship? If you answered yes to any of these questions, St. Anne invites you to their unique Marriage Matters Series! The talks take place on the first Friday of each month within the church at 7pm, or following the 6:30pm Mass. A special guest is invited for each session to speak of topics related to marriage. For details on the next Marriage Matters talk, please visit Events.