THE SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY
CCC 1601 “The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward 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.”
Requesting a Wedding Date
As soon as you are engaged, please contact a Holy Spirit Parish Priest at least 12 to 6 months prior to the contemplated date of marriage. Once you have met with the priest and attended the Engaged Encounter or met with a Sponsor Couple, then you may finalize the wedding date with the Parish Priest. When the wedding and rehearsal dates have been finalized by both you and the parish priest, you may announce your wedding date. Please DO NOT order invitations or book other services before finalizing your wedding date with a Holy Spirit parish priest or deacon.
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY ORDERS
CCC 1536 Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry. It includes three degrees: episcopate, presbyterate, and diaconate.
Holy Orders at Holy Spirit
Do you feel that you are being called to the religious life, priesthood or the permanent diaconate? Contact either parish priest Fr John Thomas at x 110 or Fr. Emmanuel Udoh at x 112 (842-7777) or connect directly with the Diocese of Owensboro Vocation Director, Fr. Jason McClure, or check the website http://rcdok.org/vocations/.