The marriage covenant prefigures the new and everlasting covenant between the Son of God and all mankind. Through this sacrament, Christians signify and share in the mystery of the unity and fruitful love that exists between Christ and his church. Christian couples are to strive to nourish and develop their marriage by undivided affection in good times and in bad.
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At St. Sebastian Parish, marriages must be arranged at least one year in advance with Msgr. Statnick, pastor. The Diocese of Greensburg requires that all couples planning to be married in the Catholic Church attend Marriage Preparation Classes. Here at St. Sebastian these classes are offered on an as needed basis. As an alternative to the parish sessions, a couple may opt to attend an Engaged Encounter Weekend. St. Sebastian Parish also has sponsor couples. Formation for the Sacrament of marriage is arranged during your meeting with the pastor.