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A couple planning on being married at St. Elizabeth Seton should contact the church six months in advance.  One year is preferred.  Either the bride or groom, or their parents, must be a registered parishioner for at least three months prior to calling to set a date.

Matrimony Windows are the front stained glass windows on the Holy Family side of the church. Two vines begin this window and become one vine after passing through Elizabeth Ann and William Seton’s wedding bands (wed in 1794). The lilies represent Elizabeth’s five children, Anna Maria, William, Richard, Catherine, and Rebecca.  The extinguished candle in the second segment represents the early death of her husband (1803) and the two dead flowers represent the death of two of her children at young ages, Anna Maria (1812) and Rebecca (1816).

The sacrament of marriage is a visible sign of God’s love for the Church. When a man and a woman are married in the Church, they receive the grace needed for a lifelong bond of unity.

Marriage is a Covenant

The Sacrament of Marriage is a covenantal union in the image of the covenants between God and his people with Abraham and later with Moses at Mt. Sinai. This divine covenant can never be broken. In this way, marriage is a union that bonds spouses together during their entire lifetime.

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. (CCC 1661)

The love in a married relationship is exemplified in the total gift of one’s self to another. It’s this self-giving and self-sacrificing love that we see in our other model of marriage, the relationship between Christ and the Church.

Marriage is based on the consent of the contracting parties, that is, on their will to give themselves, each to the other, mutually and definitively, in order to live a covenant of faithful and fruitful love. (CCC 1662)

The Church takes the lifelong nature of the Sacrament of Marriage seriously. The Church teaches that a break in this covenant teaches goes against the natural law of God:

The remarriage of persons divorced from a living, lawful spouse contravenes the plan and law of God as taught by Christ. They are not separated from the Church, but they cannot receive Eucharistic communion. They will lead Christian lives especially by educating their children in the faith. (CCC 1665)

Marriage Reflects the Holy Trinity

We believe that God exists in eternal communion. Together, Father, Son and Holy Spirit are united in one being with no beginning and no end. Human beings, likewise, were created by God in God’s image for the purpose of communion with another human being.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states, “The Christian family is a communion of persons, a sign and image of the communion of the Father and the Son in the Holy Spirit” (CCC 2205). The Sacrament of Marriage is “unitive, indissoluble and calls us to be completely open to fertility.” Christian marriage at its finest is a reflection of God’s self-giving love expressed between the love of two people.


Please contact our Music Directors regarding any information about our parish music program


Allen & Patti Stock
Directors of Music
St. Elizabeth Seton
630-701-4036 office
630-701-2976 home


For those getting married and interested in becoming Catholic or seeking to complete their sacraments, click here to learn about our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Program.