What a gift, to give yourself completely—heart, mind, soul, and strength—to another person! In Marriage, a man and woman share themselves completely with each other, and in the Sacrament of Marriage, that union involves God in the very center of the union! To grow in love with God and another person is the essence of Marriage, and through that union of love comes life—human life, social life, spiritual life. The life-long commitment to love this other person is beautiful…and difficult. Not only does it involve getting to know another person intimately, but also learning how to sacrifice one’s self for the good of the other. The Office of Laity and Family Life honors your commitment and offers resources to sustain and grow the love to which you are committed. May God bless your Marriage!

“The success of a family is measured above all by the exercise of total love, which is the fount of unity.” –Marriage: A Path to Sanctity

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For more information pertaining to married couples, please contact Julie Bostick at juliebostick@archstl.org or 314.792.7180

REBORN: YOU, YOUR CHILD, AND THE HEART OF BAPTISM

 A traditional rite, an important symbol, an excuse for a family photo op around a newborn… Baptism means a lot of different things to those who experience it. What if there is a lot more happening in Baptism than most people realize?

DIVE DEEP INTO THE TRUE MEANING OF BAPTISM

The home-edition of Reborn features 3 DVDs that explore personal and sacred nature of  of Baptism for parents, godparents and, most importantly, the baptized.  With a step-by-step explanation of the rite itself, including it's place in Scripture and Tradition, Reborn shows how baptism reveals the heart of God's love for His children.  It offers practical guidance for the catechumen, the parents, and the godparents.  

For more information or to borrow a copy of Reborn, please contact Michael Horn at michaelhorn@archstl.org or 314-792-7178.