Sacrament of Service
Matrimony is one of the two sacraments of service. Married couples promise to serve each other with love and to serve the whole Church. They enter into a lifelong covenant of love. This is their vocation and they serve the Church by their love. When they give birth to children, they share in God's creation in a special way. In marriage, God gives a man and woman the grace and blessings to build a Christian family together. The church celebrates the call to love in a special way in the sacrament of Matrimony.
The Sacrament of Matrimony is a calling from God, where a man and woman are joined together in a life-long union of procreative love. The creator set up this union from the very beginning by the way in which He created men and women. Jesus taught that the nature of marriage itself reflects the indivisible unity of the love of God.