Because we believe marriage is sacred and permanent, we want to help prepare engaged couples for a life long commitment together, not just the wedding day. Here are the steps for the Sacrament of Marriage at St. Thomas Aquinas.

  • Be registered as an adult in the parish and an active participant in the sacramental life of the parish.
  • At least eight months prior to the proposed wedding date, make an appointment with the Pastor to discuss the wedding and set the date of the wedding.
  • Meet with the Wedding Coordinator to learn about the marriage preparation program – either at a group meeting or individually.
  • Attend a retreat for the engaged.
  • Meet with a Marriage Preparation Ministry Mentor Couple – usually four to five sessions.
  • Meet with parish musicians to discuss music to be used at the wedding liturgy.
  • One final meeting with the Pastor to discuss music, the wedding day plans, and any other issues that might arise during the preparation.
  • Work with the assigned Wedding Coordinator to finalize the wedding plans, the rehearsal, and any other issues.

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