For many people, being actively involved in a church which promotes Catholic traditions is very important. It’s a positive thing to have certain standards to live your life by, and to surround yourself with other people who follow the same standards and traditions.
Old St. Mary’s in Detroit is a church that upholds all Catholic traditions, and supports its congregation to follow these throughout life.
The Importance of Marriage
Lifelong marriage is a special union in which a man and a woman are bound together to start a family.
When two people become engaged, Catholic churches such as Old St. Mary’s can put them in touch with marriage preparation courses. These courses are important to ensure a couple is ready for lifelong marriage. They provide instruction as well as an opportunity for couples to communicate and reflect on their experiences.
If you’re planning to marry and want to do it in a traditional Catholic way, contact your parish priest upon your engagement. Once a wedding date has been set, you can begin to complete your marriage preparation program.
Natural Family Planning
Preserving life, and creating a family in the proper way is very important in Catholic tradition. If needed, parish churches can put their congregation in contact with courses to help them plan their family the natural way, by becoming attuned to the body and how to tell when it is fertile and infertile. This can help the family both achieve pregnancy and avoid it the proper way if they wish.
Churches are also there to support and guide faithful Christians through family difficulties, and can offer formal support if needed, or more informal community support to manage difficult times too.
Giving Back to the Community
Catholic churches are focused on helping their congregations to give back to the community through volunteering projects, charitable acts and donations and sharing their talents with others. This is not only a tradition that should be upheld, but an important part of demonstrating your Christian faith and love for others.
Whether you already live a full and traditional Christian life, or are just beginning to take on Catholic traditions, consider attending an active church such as St. Mary’s in Greektown. There you’ll be supported by people who share your values and beliefs.
Natural Family Planning, AOD.org
Marriage Preparation, AOD.org