Wednesday 29 April 2015

Marriage Preparation Day 2015


Twenty-five couples came to our parish Marriage Preparation Day last Saturday, which was an enjoyable and convivial occasion.

After an introduction from Fr Daniel, Rupert and Gwen Sheppard gave their excellent presentation on how to stay happily married over several decades. Mass was celebrated before lunch, there was a talk from Life Fertility Care, and Siobhan and Stephen Barrie spoke about their experience of five years of marriage - helped by their baby son Theo. Finally, we watched Lord Sacks' speech given at the Humanum conference at the Vatican last year.


"And so it has been ever since, that when a man and woman turn to one another in a bond of faithfulness, God robes them in garments of light, and we come as close as we will ever get to God Himself, bringing new life into being, turning the prose of biology into the poetry of the human spirit, redeeming the darkness of the world by the radiance of love."