The choice to marry is one of life’s most momentous decisions. Marriage is a serious and sacred commitment which calls a couple to each other in the most profound and permanent way. Through it husband and wife are called to draw closer to God, to the Church, and to each other. They work at loving one another as God has loved them. As a married couple, they become a visible sign and reminder of Christ’s sacrificial love for all people.
Office of Faith Formation
“While the parish is the place of front-line ministry in adult faith formation, the bishop has primary responsibility for the general welfare of the local Church, and as teacher of the faith, he is the chief catechist of adults.
OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
The Catholic Church was founded by Jesus Christ, built upon Peter and the Apostles (see Mt. 16:17-18 and Mt. 28:18-20). Christ’s work continues today, through the ministry of the successors of the Apostles and the People of God. The Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us that the Church is “the liturgical assembly, but also the local community or the whole universal community of believers. These three meanings are inseparable. ‘The Church’ is the People that God gathers in the whole world. She exists in local communities and is made real as a liturgical, above all a Eucharistic, assembly. She draws her life from the word and the Body of Christ and so herself becomes Christ’s Body” (CCC 752).