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Marriage

What is it?: In the Sacrament of Matrimony a man and a woman commit themselves to a perpetual, faithful and fruitful life together and, in so doing, the two become one in Christ.

What do I do if I want to get Married at Saint Mary Magdalen Church?: The couple must contact the Church at least six months prior to the proposed date for the wedding. The couple must also complete a marriage "inventory" administered by the priest to help the couple determine their readiness for marriage. The couple also must complete marriage classes, which serve as instruction on the spiritual, financial, emotional, relational, child rearing and everyday aspects of married life.

What days are available? Weddings can be planned for Friday evenings or Saturdays between 9:00am and 2:00pm (starting time).

What other things should I know? Catholics marrying another Catholic are always married at Mass. Those marrying a baptized Christian may be married at Mass if the couple so chooses. Those marrying someone who is not baptized are not married at Mass but at a simpler ceremony. Those Catholics who marry someone other than a Catholic must promise to do all within their power to raise their children Catholic. Should a Catholic wish to marry someone who is not Catholic and have the wedding take place in a church, which is not Catholic, permission (under certain circumstances) can be given by the Bishop.
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Detailed information on planning your marriage at Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic Church available here.



Document to be downloaded as pdf, completed before Wedding Rehearsal, and returned 14 days prior to Rehearsal, available here.