The Holy Family Parish in GSIS Village, Quezon City, held a "Kasalang Bayan" last September 30, 2017. The ceremony was solemnized by its parish priest, Reverend Monsignor Domingo Erfe.
6 couples took part in the ceremony last Saturday. Even in this modern age, the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony, known to most as a "Church Wedding", remains the most valued and sacred union between a couple, especially in predominantly Roman Catholic Philippines.
The marriage covenant, by which a man and a woman form with each other an intimate communion of life and love, has been founded and endowed with its own special laws by the Creator. By its very nature it is ordered to the good of the couple, as well as to the generation and education of children. Christ the Lord raised marriage between the baptized to the dignity of a sacrament (cf. CIC, can. 1055 § 1; cf. GS 48 § 1).
The sacrament of Matrimony signifies the union of Christ and the Church. It gives spouses the grace to love each other with the love with which Christ has loved his Church; the grace of the sacrament thus perfects the human love of the spouses, strengthens their indissoluble unity, and sanctifies them on the way to eternal life (cf. Council of Trent: DS 1799). (Cubao Media)