Light Of Christ

Holy Matrimony

Scripture

For this reason a man shall leave father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This is a great mystery, but I speak in reference to Christ and the church.

Eph 5:31-32

Catechism of the Catholic Church

In the Latin Rite the celebration of marriage between two Catholic faithful normally takes place during Holy Mass, because of the connection of all the sacraments with the Paschal mystery of Christ. In the Eucharist the memorial of the New Covenant is realized, the New Covenant in which Christ has united himself for ever to the Church, his beloved bride for whom he gave himself up. It is therefore fitting that the spouses should seal their consent to give themselves to each other through the offering of their own lives by uniting it to the offering of Christ for his Church made present in the Eucharistic sacrifice, and by receiving the Eucharist so that, communicating in the same Body and the same Blood of Christ, they may form but “one body” in Christ.

Arrangements must be made at least six months in advance.

Please contact the parish office at:

727-441-4545

info@locchurch.org

Coronavirus Update

Dear Parishioners of Light of Christ:

Certainly these are unusual and challenging times, but then, as St Paul reminds us, “ We know that in everything God works for the good of those who love him” (Romans 8, 28). Let’s pray that these recent events will help us grow in the grace and wisdom of the Holy Spirit with what is left of this Lent.

Please be assured that your parish cares about you, and people are praying daily for your health and safety.

Over the next few days, we will be uploading additional information about prayer opportunities and support.

The church will be open for private prayer during normal Mass times: 8:00am to noon (Monday to Sunday); 6:00pm to 8:00pm (Monday through Friday); and 3:00pm to 8:00pm (Saturday and Sunday).

There are three outdoor sanctuaries (Resurrected Lord Garden, Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, and Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine). These are beautiful places to come and worship privately. Please use them.

While the office is closed for the moment, messages are regularly being reviewed. If you need assistance, please call and leave a message (727.441.4545). Also, feel free to email the parish at info@locchurch.org. Your messages will be responded to as soon as possible.

Create a home altar and make that a sacred space during this time for prayer and meditation on the Mass readings. (http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/)

God Bless You and Keep You Safe and Healthy!

Fr. Bill Wilson