How fitting that this weekend’s Gospel reading takes place at a wedding feast. On Tuesday, January 22, Luke and Mary Rahrig
will celebrate their 75th Wedding Anniversary. What a milestone, especially today when secular society seems to downplay marriage and many view it as a mere option, no longer important or valuable to our society.
Fortunately for us, we do not live in just a secular society; we, as Catholics, live also in the spiritual, divine society of our Lord. To us,
marriage is not merely an optional civil union; it is a union with the Body of Christ. Matrimony was established before the fall in the Garden of Eden. God made Eve a helpmate to Adam and Adam at the service of Eve. He blessed them (He performed the wedding) and gave them the command to be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it.
Christ’s first miracle was at the Wedding Feast at Cana, showing the importance of having Christ involved at the wedding and throughout the marriage. Couples enter into the Sacrament of Matrimony not just with each other, but with Christ as the center and source of their married love.
We will offer the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Tuesday for Luke and Mary Rahrig, in honor of their 75th anniversary. You can read more about this
special couple in the February newsletter.
Congratulations, Luke and Mary!