The Sacrament of Marriage is a covenant, which is more than a contract. The marriage covenant refers to the relationship between the husband and wife, a permanent union of persons capable of knowing and loving each other and God. Besides the priesthood, there is no state in life that pleads for grace as demandingly as does marriage. The celebration of marriage is also a liturgical act, appropriately held in a public liturgy at church. Catholics are urged to celebrate their marriage within the Eucharistic Liturgy.
As the just-wed couple turn away from the altar, their souls are spiritually stronger, spiritually more beautiful than when they came to the altar a few moments earlier.
Please note: Weddings at St. Jude Catholic Church must involve a registered parishioner or a relative of a registered parishioner, and must have a residence within the territorial boundaries of St. Jude Parish. St. Jude Catholic Church is not a suitable venue for destination weddings. Thank you for your understanding.
- Formal meeting with a parish priest or deacon.
- Current Baptism Certificates with Notations for both the Bride and the Groom, newly issued within the last 4 months.
- Marriage License issued from the Clerk of Courts.
- Speak with Parish Secretary for a Schedule of Fees.
- Completion of Engaged Encounter
- Attendance of Marriage Retreat
If there have been any previous marriages:
- Provide a Death Certificate or
- Provide an Annulment Decree
For more information about getting married at St. Jude please contact our Parish Secretary, Mrs. Donna Faranda at (561) 746-7974 Ext: 222.