Blessings of peace as you continue to discern God’s will for your lives and what a marriage, sacrament/covenant relationship, in Christ means. As it is commonly said in marriage preparation, “A wedding is a day but a marriage is a lifetime.” The church truly cares about your future and offers opportunities to prepare for a marriage, more than just a wedding.
Below you will find information to guide you through the preparation process. Keep in mind that the Church cares about you and the activities below provide an opportunity for you to grow in your relationship with one another and with Christ.
If you have any concerns, such as, annulments, previous marriages, a civil marriage that needs to be validated or blessed, and/or baptismal questions, discuss these with Fr. Jeff at the earliest possible date. If a person has been married before in a different religion, i.e. Baptist or Episcopalian, the Church recognizes this as a valid marriage and an annulment may need to be obtained. Most of these concerns can be solved in a simple manner.
*A fee for use of the church of $150 for parishioners and $450 for non-parishioners will be charged. A deposit of $50 is due with this paperwork. Checks should be made payable to St. Patrick Church. If a cancellation is necessary, the deposit will refunded only if St. Patrick Church is notified at least 60 days in advance.
Please complete the Wedding Registration form and return it to St. Patrick Parish & Shrine office via one of the following methods:
If there are questions regarding the form, please contact the office at (859) 356-5151 ext. 10.