Marriage / Weddings

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Marriage preparation is required for all engaged couples prior to their wedding. The process takes about a year to complete.

Scheduling the Wedding Date

Contact Nancy Mierswa to check available dates. Then contact one of our parish priests to determine his availability and to schedule your initial meeting to begin the necessary paperwork. We can accommodate your request to have a relative or close friend preside at your Liturgy.

Wedding Preparation Weekend

This weekend, offered twice a year, is expected. We promise that your participation in this weekend will bring clarity and perspective to this wonderful time in your life. The weekend begins on Saturday morning with an exciting day of sharing and reflection on the joys and realities of marriage facilitated by members of our staff and their spouses. The day ends with the Saturday evening Liturgy. A Wedding Liturgy Preparation session occurs on Sunday. Brides and grooms are updated on all the liturgical options for your wedding, i.e. procession, vows, rings, etc. The weekend ends with Wedding Music Preparation. You will hear music selections appropriate for your Mass or Ceremony performed by our organist, soloists and instrumentalists.

Pre-Cana

Pre-Cana is mandatory for those wishing to celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage. During the year of preparation, you may choose to participate in the Diocesan program or the parish's Wedding Preparation Weekend.

Convalidation

Contact Nancy Mierswa if you were married in a civil ceremony and now wish to be married "in the Church."