Couple kneeling at the altar at their wedding

Marriage Preparation

Couples planning to be married must contact the priest one year in advance. At least one of the parties must reside within the parish boundaries or be a registered member of the parish and attend weekly.

If either party has previously gone through any form of civil or religious marriage with another person, the priest is not permitted to set a date for the wedding until the Bishop's office has been consulted.

Couples must attend a marriage preparation course. This link for Catholic Family Services will give you information and a course schedule of churches that offer this program.