In anticipation of the celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage, couples are offered marriage preparation and assistance in wedding planning. One of the parties (bride or groom) must be Catholic. One must also be a registered member of St. Thomas More or living within parish boundaries. Weddings are not celebrated during Lent, Advent, or during holiday weekends. Weddings and marriage preparation must be scheduled at least nine months in advance.In addition to the requirements, there are expectations of couples preparing for marriage in the Church. Weekly attendance at Mass in your community and participation in the life of your parish is extremely important. It will strengthen your relationship with your fiancé and make the ground upon which your marriage begins stronger. We also encourage you to consider celebrating the sacrament of reconciliation during your preparation.
For further information, contact Carol Arend, Wedding Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org or 651.227.7669 x 305.
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