"For man is created in the image and likeness of God who is Himself love. Since God created him man and woman, their mutual love becomes an image of the absolute and unfailing love with which God loves man."
Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1604
The Sacrament of Matrimony is the Sacrament in which man can most perfectly imitate the Trinity. The Trinity, which is a community of persons, has the Father who pours His love out into the Son. The Son, in turn, pours His love out into the Father. The love between the two is so real that it creates the Third Person of the Trinity: the Holy Spirit. Likewise, when husband and wife make of themselves a sincere gift of love, fruit is produced. First in the life of children brought forth by such love, and secondly in the spiritual life in which husband and wife grow in holiness.
We invite you to consider beginning your marriage in the presence of God by having your wedding in a Church like St. Paul's. All weddings are prefaced with marriage preparation sessions with a priest and a mentor couple. As such, weddings need to be scheduled at least 6 months in advance. To have your wedding at St. Paul's, contact the parish office to set up a meeting with one of our priests, (262) 968-3865.
We are in NEED of married couples that would be willing to help engaged couples in their preparation for marriage. FOCCUS is a tool to help couples learn more about themselves
and the manner in which they relate to their partner. The FOCCUS couple helps this process of communication through guiding the engaged couple through the FOCCUS inventory. This
ministry is not only for the engaged couple, but also for the married couple that guides them through the process. As they discuss the inventory with the engaged couple, many married couples will also think about and strengthen their own marriages. As they
teach, they learn and grow. It might be a great ministry for you. Training, resources, and support will be provided. Please think about it, pray about it, and if you have any questions, please call Fr. Ralph or Fr. Chuck.