“Call down your mercy on me and her , and allow us to live together to a happy old age …” Tobit 8:8
What a beautiful and heartfelt prayer , invoking God’s mercy and presence! The married couple( Tobiah and Sarah) were indeed called to a” Noble purpose” called to rejoice in the life of love that they were so blessed to now lead. First in order was their call to prayer which they embraced with good cheer and gladness.
For several days, their wedding feast was celebrated by rejoicing and praising the Lord!
Many blessings were spoken over their families, neighbors and friends.
In the Jubilee Year of Mercy we can all expect to be blessed by many images of the mercy and love that God has bestowed on us.
Married couples can be seen as the “visible face of the invisible Father”. Their vocation of Holy Matrimony and their “yes” to each other will “let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved and forgiven by God.” (Prayer of Pope Francis for the Jubilee)
A couple becomes ministers of the sacrament of Holy Matrimony, clinging to each other, becoming”one”, a living sign of the Risen Lord.
The wedding vows of our married couples are deeper than we may understand, knowing they are not alone, the couple holds fast to the hope of the Resurrection, “in good times and in bad, in richness and poor”…laying one’s life down for the other, depending on each other, serving and deciding to love each other, living their marriage rejoicing and praising the Lord for his mercy and presence, to a happy old age.
Let’s Join together for a celebration of God’s mercy, for a celebration of Marriage ! Save the date !
Valentines Day, 14 February 2016, Worldwide Marriage Day Mass 3:00pm ,at St. Patrick’s Cathedral !
Invite your favorite and beloved couples, milestone anniversaries will be recognized, special recognition to the longest married couple will be awarded.
Thank you , couples , for reminding your church that every life, every marriage is worth LIVING !
Register 915-872-8401, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
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