Marriage

First Step

  • Preparation time - Six months minimum.
  • Priests that are available: Father Biju Vells
  • At least one member of the couple must be a parishioner
  • If the couple belongs to another Parish, permission is needed from the other Parish.

Paperwork that is needed

  • Current Baptismal Certificate (Available from the Parish where Baptism took place. It can be requested for Marriage from that Parish
  • Communion Certificate
  • Confirmation Certificate
  • Witnesses for B forms - Four individuals (parents preferred but will accept relatives or friends that have known the couple for more than 10 years)
  • Letters of Permission from Pastor of Parish (If couple is from another Parish, two Letters of Permission are requried - one from each Pastor
* In order to be considered an active Parishioner, one must be registered and donate a minimum of $550.00 per year.

Second Step

Couple needs to set up appointment with the Pastor

Third Step

The Pastor is assigned a Priest for Preparation

Fourth Step

Priest Preparation: this is for a Normal Couple, i.e., First marraige for both individuals

The following must be completed prior to setting the date:

Paperwork

  • A Forms
  • B Forms
  • Baptism Certificate is the only certificate required if notations are on the back
    if not then: the Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation cetificates are requried
  • Fully Engaged Interview
  • Letters of Permission from Pastor of Parish

Costs

Non Parishioners Active Parishioners
Church $1500.00 $1000.00
Chapel $550.00 $350.00