Your Christian Vocation

YouTube Videos, Chapter 3: The Secret of Matrimony


The Sacrament of Matrimony (USCCB)


Film Focus: Monsignor John Zenz sums up Christian marriage in this short video. He focuses on the necessary elements of form and matter as he walks the viewer through the basics of matrimony in a Catholic Church.


Text Focus: Pages 105-109, 116-119


Discussion Questions:

  1. How is Christian marriage different from a mere contract?
  2. What do the witnesses represent in a Catholic marriage ceremony?
  3. In the Roman Rite, who are the ministers of the Sacrament of Matrimony? Explain why this is so.
  4. Why is it especially appropriate when both spouses are Catholic to have a marriage Mass?

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