“Covenant is a strange word you only hear about in churches,” Kevin said, “It is all about God and an agreement God makes with his people. And you know the sacrament of marriage is a covenant too,” his dad added. “The Church should really have greater reverence for us married couples!”
Josua said to the sons of Israel on the far side of the Jordan,”Behold the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth is to pass over before you into the Jordan. And when the soles of the feet of the priests who bear the ark shall rest in the waters of the Jordan the water shall be stopped from flowing. Jos 3:7-13.
Pope Francis: Christian marriage is a sign of how much Christ loved his Church in the covenant sealed on the cross, yet it also makes that love present in the communion of the spouses. By becoming one flesh, they embody the espousal of our human nature by the Son of God. AL73r
The feast of the Assumption is transferred to the Sunday in South Africa. As the patronal feast it allows more people to be able to participate in the Mass.