At the end of June I started a thirty-day St. Joseph Novena in hopes to find a job that would allow me to spend the most amount of time possible with my daughter. On day twenty-seven of that novena, I was offered the wedding coordinator position here at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
My name is Mary Morasso, and it is a great joy to introduce myself to you today. My life has been a series of God answering prayers in unexpected ways. I come from a large Catholic family and am the fourth oldest of 14 children. In 2015 I graduated from Sacred Heart Major Seminary with a bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Theology. In 2017 I married my husband, James, and we had a beautiful baby girl, Daniella,
in March of 2019. For the past five years I have had the pleasure of teaching high school Theology. As a new mother I did not want to continue as a teacher as it would take me away from Daniella for so many hours each week. It was my hope to find a position within the Church.
The wedding coordinator position has invited me to contemplate marriage as a Sacrament and consider what we can do as a parish to prepare engaged couples to fully commit themselves to one another as Christ committed Himself to us. It truly has been a blessing to be a part of this Sacrament for the numerous couples who get married here at the Cathedral. Each of us have gifts that God invites us to use on this earth for His greater glory. This opportunity has allowed me to utilize my administrative gifts and tap into my background in Theology.
If you, or someone you know, might be interested in participating in this ministry we have some ways we’d like to invite you to consider.
Wedding assistants: they assist at rehearsals and wedding to make sure the day runs smoothly and that the bride and groom have what they need. Volunteers: Each of you has your own gifts, if you feel like you have time, talent, or treasure to offer to this ministry contact me today so we can discuss how you can serve. Prayer warriors: in today’s culture, marriage is constantly under attack, especially good marriages. We need people praying for Christ to strengthen men and women to stay true to God’s plan for them. The wedding is only the beginning! Here at the Cathedral we want to equip couples to use their marriage to unleash the Gospel after their wedding day. St. Joseph, pray for us!