by David B. Valdivia


Click here to read more about the Sacrament of Eucharist in the Sacrament and Liturgy Policies  Updated 12/3/2021

Read more about the Sacrament of Matrimony in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.


Marriage in the Church celebrates that a spouse is a gift from God.  It recognizes that the faith community of the parish (and even the entire Church) is there to support and pray for a couple as they enter into the Sacrament of Matrimony and throughout their married life together.  Marriage in the Church gives the couple God’s grace, the presence of His strength of love within themselves and through their love so they in turn can love, serve and care for others, especially their children.  This love, service and care of God expressed through the couple makes a difference in our world.

The Sacrament of Matrimony is a Sacrament at the Service of Community, along with the Sacrament of Holy Orders.   Catholics believe that marriage, like Holy Orders, is a vocation — a calling from God. Men and women who are called to marriage enter into a sacred covenant with God and each other. Catholic marriage is intended to exemplify the love Christ has for the Church. Because Christ is present in the Sacrament, Christ is present to husbands and wives as they are instruments of holiness for each other and the community of faith.

Below are movie suggestions on FORMED that pertain to Baptisms





Below are suggestions on Catholic Market that pertain to Baptisms

Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage

Amada: encontrar la felicidad en el matrimonio



FORMED is being offered to every Catholic in English and Spanish this Catholic version of Netflix. FORMED is a streaming service with over 200 family appropriate movies along with sacramental preparation resources in Spanish and English.

• If you haven’t already registered on FORMED all one needs to do is the following:
• Go to
• Type in their parish name or zip code (Mission parishes will have to use the parish name or zip code of the parent parish)
• Enter name and email, and that’s it! You are registered. You should now download the FORMED app to phone, tablet, and/or TV. Tutorials on how to do download the apps are at

Valeria Flores
Bilingual Administrative Assistant
Office (509) 965-7117
Direct Line: (509) 759-7791