Holy Matrimony

“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! Now its time to start preparing for the Sacrament…

Step 1: Contact the Parish Office

Contact the parish office to get a copy of our Wedding Guidelines and Wedding Agreement.  This will begin the process of scheduling your wedding.  At this time you should check to see if the date is available on our calendar.
Phone: 540-338-6381
E-mail: secretary@saintfrancisparish.org

 

Step 2: Meet with a priest

You must meet with the priest a minimum of six months prior to your desired wedding date. You will discuss the sacramental preparation process with the priest.  In order to meet with one of our priests, please use the contact information below to schedule a meeting time:

Phone: 540-338-6381
E-mail: secretary@saintfrancisparish.org

 

Step 3: Reserve your Wedding Date

In order to reserve your wedding day you will need to complete the following:

  1. Read the Wedding Guidelines and return a signed Wedding Agreement.  Both should have been given to you in step one.
  2. Meet with a priest who can do marriage prep and celebrate your wedding.  If this is a priest from outside our parish, they will need to contact the music director, Michael Galdo before you can complete your reservation.
  3. Turn in a deposit as outlined in the Wedding Agreement.

All information can be submitted to the Parish office, to the Attention of Michael Galdo.

 

Step 4: Contact the Parish Music Director

Contact the parish Music Director to schedule a meeting to discuss music and liturgy for your wedding.  This should be done at least four months prior to your wedding.
Michael Galdo
m.galdo@saintfrancisparish.org
540-338-6381 x 117

LITURGY MUSIC INFORMATION FORM
Liturgy Music Information form.docx

A portion of the Liturgy/Music Information Form will be filled out during your meeting with the Music Director

WEDDING PARTY INFORMATION FORM
Wedding Party Information Form.docx

This information will be given to the Parish Wedding Coordinator who will help at the rehearsal and on the day of the wedding.

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