St. John Bosco Roman Catholic Church
573 State Route 93
Sugarloaf, PA 18249
OUR WORSHIP SPACE: Inheritance and Legacy

The Sacrament of Marriage

"And over all these put on love, that is, the bond of perfection."

Colossians 3:14

Newly-married couple We rejoice with you as you begin a lifetime of love together and we are delighted to assist you in your preparation for the sacrament of Marriage.

The covenant by which a man and woman enter into a consecrated partnership-for-life, is by its very nature created for their good and the procreation and education of children. This unique bond between a baptized man and a baptized woman has been elevated by Jesus, himself, to the dignity of a sacrament.

Holy Scripture affirms that man and woman were created for one another:

"It is not good that man should be alone." The woman, "flesh of his flesh," his counterpart and equal, his nearest in all things, is given to him by God as a "helpmate" and so she represents God, from whom comes our help. Genesis 2:18-23

"Therefore a man leaves his father and mother and holds fast to his wife, and they become one flesh." Genesis 2:24

Jesus clearly shows us the significance of the unbreakable union of their two lives by recalling his Father's plan from "the beginning": "So they are no longer two, but one flesh." Matthew 19:6

Through the sacrament of Marriage, a perpetual and exclusive bond is created between the spouses that strengthens and consecrates them. This bond has been established by God himself in such a way that can never be dissolved. It is a divine covenant guaranteed by God's fidelity in God's love for God's people.

During preparation for Marriage in the Diocese of Scranton you can expect to:

This is an exciting and happy time! Please contact us as soon as possible and allow us to share it with you.