“Those who approach the Sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offense committed against Him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which, by charity, by example, and by prayer, labors for their conversion.”
-Catechism of the Catholic Church #1422
“The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole life, is by its nature ordered to the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant, between baptized persons, has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament.”
-Catechism of the Catholic Church #1601
Whether you plan to marry at St. John’s or at another parish, in the United States or abroad, preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage involves gathering relevant documents, attending a Pre-Cana course, and individual meetings with a priest at St. John the Evangelist Parish.
To begin your marriage preparation process, please contact the Parish Office at 212-753-8418 or e-mail at St. JohnEvanNYC.com.
“By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests, the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that He may raise them up and save them...”
-Catechism of the Catholic Church #1499
“Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life. It is the gateway to the fullness of life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to other Sacraments. Through Baptism, we are freed from sin and reborn as Children of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church, and made sharers in Her mission...”
-Catechism of the Catholic Church #1213