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What did St Augustine say about marriage?

"The union, then of male and female for the purpose of procreation is the natural good of marriage"


What is marriage considered?

A divine institution


Can marriage be broken?

It can never be broken


What condition is there to marriage?

They have chosen to marry of their own accord


What does the ceremony without Mass skip?

The Liturgy of the Eurachrist


Who must the couple spend time with? And, what must they talk about?

They must meet with their priest to talk about the sanctity of marriage and their role within the church


What does a meeting with the priest prepare the couple for?

Their life together


What quotation expressed the Catholic view on sex before marriage?

"They should receiver for marriage the expression of affection that belongs to married love"


What are marriage preparations known as?

Pre - cana


Explain pre - cana

It is the educating and maturing process for married life


What must the couple do before their marriage?

Speak to a priest to learn about the sanctity of marriage and their role within the church


Are there two types of marriages?

Yes one with mass and one without


Who are they encouraged to marry?

Catholics are encouraged to marry other Catholics in order to attain a 'perfect union of mind and full communion of life'


What must the couple do?

They must intend to have children if the bride is of child bearing age


What other quote is there about the sanctity of marriage?

"God himself is the author of marriage" therefore it is his doing


What is the first step of the Mass Ceremony?

The Entrance Rite which includes a hymn, greeting and prayers


What is the second step?

The Liturgy of the Word which includes Bible readings from the Old and New Testament, the Psalm and Gospel


What is the third step of the ceremony?

The Rite of Marriage includes questions about faithfulness and bringing up their children, there will be vows and the exchange of rings


What is the fourth step of the ceremony?

The Liturgy of the Eurachrist, where gifts are presented, the alter is prepared, the Eurachrist prayer is said and hymns are sung


What is the fifth step?

The Communion Rite


What is the sixth and final step?

The Concluding Rite where a final blessing is made, there is the dismissal, the kiss and recessional hymns to accompany the guests and couple out