Deacon Dale Paczkowski proudly walked his daughter down the aisle last November for her wedding. Dressed in a tuxedo, he was on one side of Lisa while his wife Lucy was on the other. After presenting Lisa to Patrick Defors, her husband-to-be, he walked into the sanctuary and into the sacristy where he performed an […]
After Mary and John Rindone started giving Catholic marriage talks several years ago, they found themselves getting into more arguments, not fewer. One of their daughters confidently offered this explanation: “God wants you to be real up there.” If a recent interview with this New Berlin couple is any indication, the Rindones have no trouble […]
When Nicole Fastabend and Jim Bourne decided to get married last Dec. 3, they also decided to have their wedding reflect who they are and the deeply rooted values that guide their life. Planning started with a focus on God, sacrament and community. The wedding of Nicole Fastabend and Jim Bourne, both 26, on Dec. […]
The Bible is full of references to sisterly bickering. Rachel and Leah quarrel over Jacob. Mary and Martha argue over housework. Pictured in a formal wedding photo at Old St. Joseph Church in DePere on Oct. 9, 2010 are left to right, Norbertine Fr. Jay Fostner, Katherine Stewart, Nicholas Stewart, Norbertine Fr. Sal Cuccia, Claire […]
A devastating crash in 1993 shattered more than newlyweds Kim and Krickitt Carpenter’s car. It shattered Krickitt’s memories of her husband. Every moment was gone – from how they met in 1992, to when they got married Sept. 18, 1993, and everything in between. The ring on Krickitt’s finger was the only thing left of […]
Matthew and Megan Rupiper, former members of St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish, Milwaukee, were married Oct. 23, 2010, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Bettendorf, Iowa. (Submitted photo courtesy Matthew and Megan Rupiper)She was a chatty little thing, often distracting enough to thwart Matthew Rupiper’s attention from their professor’s lecture at Western Illinois University. Fortunately […]
In lieu of traditional wedding presents, Matt and Maggie Franke, invited guests to their wedding last year to donate to one of two charitable organizations. More than 50 of their wedding guests participated in the alternative wedding registry by donating to the Working Boys’ Center and Cristo Rey. (Submitted photo courtesy Matt and Maggie Franke)Everything […]
Although Catholic marriages have gone down by half within the Milwaukee Archdiocese since 2000, the wedding ceremony was the highlight of the day for Matthew and Amy Taylor, married Oct. 16, 2010 at the Basilica of St. Josaphat, Milwaukee. Surrounded by family and close friends, the two began to “understand on a much deeper level […]
Lauren and Aaron Jarvis were married in a non-denominational chapel on Jan. 1. Should they choose to make their marriage a sacramental commitment, they will benefit from a Catholic community that will welcome them, rejoice with them and support them. (Photo courtesy Jon L. Hendricks Photography www.jonlhendricks.com)I like weddings. I like witnessing a couple expressing […]
Brian Magliocco and Melissa Meeker are close – very close. They know most everything about each other and agree on major issues.
They were engaged a year and a half ago and plan to be married June 19, at St. Lucy Parish in Racine.
Recently, their intimacy has grown, thanks to a program they completed with their spiritual director, Redemptorist Fr. Jim White, of the Redemptorist Center in Oconomowoc.
“The program really brought our faith and relationship to the next level,” said Magliocco, youth minister at St. Mary/St. Therese parishes, Kenosha. “It gave us a deeper understanding of ourselves as a couple and God’s plan for a joy-filled marriage.”