Marriage

Marriage

The love between two people is a gift from God. The commitment you make to be together for the rest of your lives is sealed before the community and God during the celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage. We hope that your experience of marriage preparation at St. Alphonsus is one that enriches you as a couple and provides you with a solid foundation as you begin your Sacramental marriage together.

We will be updating this portion of the website in the coming months.  In the meantime, please use the links below to access wedding information.  Thanks for your patience.

 To learn more about preparing for your marriage or to request a wedding date at St. Alphonsus, please use the links below.

Wedding Request Form

Wedding Package Information

 If you have already begun to plan your wedding at St. Alphonsus or you are a Wedding Coordinator, please use the links below.

Marriage Checklist

Wedding Directory

Other links that may be useful are below. 

Instructions for Recording Weddings

Order of Liturgy of the Word and Exchange of Vows

Order of the Nuptial Mass

Music Guidelines for Weddings

Catholic Wedding Readings

 


Wedding Package Details 

St. Alphonsus offers a wealth of assistance, encouragement, and talent to help in preparing for the celebration of your marriage. Your decision to prepare for this holy Sacrament has been reached after much discussion and prayerful thought, but it is just the first step in the process of building a successful marriage. This period of engagement is an important time to deepen your love and prepare for the rest of your life together.

Our wedding package includes: 

  • Wedding Coordinator to assist with ceremony planning, rehearsal, and day-of coordination 
  • FOCCUS pre-marriage inventory and facilitator couple
  • Altar Server
  • Organist
  • Cantor

The package also includes a nominal contribution to St. Alphonsus that is specifically used to maintain our parish facilities. (Please note, this donation is not a payment for the Sacrament of Marriage.) Excluded from the cost of the package is the marriage seminar and gratuity to those involved if you so desire.

The wedding fee at St. Alphonsus is $1,500. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to finalize your date once your wedding date has been confirmed. The remaining balance will be due 45 days before your wedding date. 

Weddings at St. Alphonsus are celebrated at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Alternative options can be discussed if a date is not available.

To learn more about preparing for your marriage at St. Alphonsus, please contact Parish Office Coordinator, Nora Ramirez at 773-525-0709 or stalsnorapramirez@gmail.com.