wedding

Marriage

 Celebrating Your Marriage in St. Josaphat Church

Weddings are a special and joyful time for brides and grooms, for their families and friends, and for the parish community.  The new beginning, the love, the promise and hope that weddings are for us make their celebration a grace-filled time in our lives.  The Church welcomes its members to celebrate and solemnize their weddings in the context of our prayer as Christians.

Indeed, so important is marriage in Christian life that it is called a sacrament. Great care is taken to see that the prayer for this special moment is reverent, graceful, beautiful and open to the movement of God's Spirit among us.

 

Our celebrations of the sacraments, marriage included, are always rooted in listening to the scriptures so that we can be nourished and strengthened by God's Word.  We always celebrate the sacraments as community.  We gather our sisters and brothers in faith and ask for their prayerful support.

 

These celebrations are incomplete unless they are filled with song, with prayerful gestures and with silence in which we hear the voice of God in our lives. In this spirit, St. Josaphat parish provides the following information and guidelines.

 

If you are interested in getting married at St. Josaphat please click here or the button below to complete the Wedding Couple Registration questionnaire (to be filled out by the bride and/or groom).  A priest or deacon will then contact you within the next few days about the wedding process at St. Josaphat Parish.  Please note that the priest or deacon will provide answers to all of the bride's and groom's questions.   St. Josaphat does not have a Wedding Coordinator, nor does the Parish Office have access to any information about weddings, other than the dates/times of those already scheduled.

Notes on Date Availability:  A wedding date cannot be set until the bride and/or groom speaks with a priest or deacon.  We typically schedule weddings at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm on Saturdays.  You can see if a wedding is already scheduled by checking our parish calendar.  If there is not a wedding scheduled, however, it does not mean that that date is available. 

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1. Setting The Date

 

2. Preparation Programs & Documents

 

3. PreCana

 

4. Catholic Couple Checkup Inventory

 

5. Planning The Liturgy

 

6. Other Concerns

 

7. Fees

 

8. Witness Affidavit

 

9. Wedding Music Fact Sheet

 

10. Wedding Checklist




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