Arrangements should be made at least six months prior to the date of the wedding.
Email or Call the Pastoral Center at 687-1370 to speak with a priest to begin the exciting process for your Sacrament of Marriage.
NOTE: Please speak with a priest to reserve your preferred date before booking your reception. We have prepared a booklet to help guide you through the necessary steps and preparation. It can be found here in electronic form.
There are six steps to be completed prior to the Wedding Ceremony:
1. An Introductory Meeting between the priest or deacon and the engaged couple.
2. Marriage Preparation Program. We exclusively participate in the marriage preparation seminar called One In Christ . One In Christ helps couples develop a comprehensive understanding of and appreciation for the vocation and Sacrament of Marriage. Our goal is to help couples deeply understand how marriage is a participation in the life of heaven, and what it means for your life together here on earth. Couples will be given the "tools" needed to pursue this blessed vocation.
The seminar cost is $250 which includes all materials, meals, and the Natural Family Planning (NFP) course. Payment is due at the time of registration. To sign up for the One in Christ Marriage Seminar, please go to: www.oneinchristmarriage.com.
The seminar is held at St. Mary of Perpetual Help at 1039 W. 32nd Street in Chicago.
Learn more as reported from a neighboring diocese at ‘One in Christ’ marriage prep program presents ‘authentic teaching of Church on Christian marriage’
3. Online FOCCUS pre-Marriage Inventory found at www.familyministries.org.
4. Preparation and Liturgy.
5. Sacrament of Reconciliation