Fr. Joe’s Messages

Weddings at St. Mary’s & Ss. Francis and Clare Parishes

It has come to my attention that there are now Catholic young people who are not aware that they must follow the Catholic Form of Marriage according to the regulations of the Church, when planning a wedding.  Please call the parish office as you begin planning, if you want your marriage recognized as a valid sacrament in the Church.  Parents need to make their adult children aware of this requirement.

One of the wedding party who wishes to be married in the Church, at either Church site, should be a registered parishioner for at least 1 year prior to begin making wedding plans.  A recent additional requirement states that “Catholics who have not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation are to receive it to complete their Christian Initiation before they are admitted to Marriage if this can be done without grave inconvenience.”  This should not be an obstacle if you plan the wedding a year in advance.

A date for a wedding can only be scheduled at either Church after meeting with the marriage preparation team of the Church and then approved by the pastor of the parish.

Please call the parish for more information.

—Fr. Joe Hlubik