The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament. – CCC 1601
Congratulations! On your engagement! It requires a minimum eight-month preparation period before the wedding. The marriage prep process is designed not just for a beautiful wedding day, but to build the type of marriage that will last till death do us part.
The sacrament of marriage is one that brings great blessings to the couple, to their family and friends, and the Church as a whole. We strive to prepare couples for not only their wedding day, but for a lifetime of grace- filled blessings in the relationship that will help lead them to eternal salvation.
For further information on receiving the sacrament of Marriage at St. William the Abbot, please complete the registration form below.
For a consultation with the Pastoral Staff, who will help you to arrange your wedding ceremony, please take a moment to complete the Information Form below.
1. Please begin by completing the Bride & Groom Registration Form.
2. After submitting the registration form, you may continue to the Preparation page.
We will contact you to schedule your visit and to confirm the date of the Wedding. If you have questions please email email@example.com
St. William the Abbot celebrates Weddings on
Fridays at 4:00pm and 5:30pm,
Saturdays at 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm
and Sundays at 3:30pm.
The date of the Wedding can only be confirmed after meeting with the Pastoral Staff.
Your visit to the office or zoom conference call is an opportunity for us to share conversation with you, and to answer any questions you may have.
Within 6 months of the wedding, an updated Baptismal Certificate is required from either/both of the parties. These are obtained from the church where you were baptized.
Within 60 days of the wedding, attain a Marriage License.
Bring the license to the wedding rehearsal signed by you (the couple) and the two witnesses.
A member of the Pre-Cana Ministry will contact you regarding your marriage preparations.
You will be contacted by member of the staff from the parish, who will arrange a date/time for your wedding rehearsal.
The wedding fees for St. William the Abbot Parishioners is $850 this includes the $500 Church Fee and the $350 Music Fee. Please make checks payable to St. William the Abbot RC Church.
The wedding fees for Out-of-Parish Couples is $1,050 this includes the $700 Church Fee and $350 Music Fee. Please make checks payable to St. William the Abbot RC Church.
If a couple would live to Live Stream their wedding the fee is $150. This would be in additional to the Church and Music Fees.
Please see that only rubber bands are used to affix bows to pews (no adhesives of any kind),
and know that runners are not permitted.
You are welcome to have a photographer take pictures or video tape the wedding. Auxiliary lights are not permitted as they distract from the sacredness of the ceremony and are a disturbance to you guests. The photographer should contact the Rectory for guidelines.
See that no alcohol is served en route to the wedding. If either party is under the influence, the marriage would be invalid.
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