The Sacrament of Marriage is a covenant, which is more than a contract. Covenants always express a relationship between persons. 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. 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.

-United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

Wedding Orientation Schedule

Day: 3rd Sunday of each month

Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. (Please arrive early – seating is on a first-come, first-served basis)

Location: Large Gallery as of 3/17/24

Orientation Information:

Couples are required to attend only one (1) meeting at least nine (9) months prior to the proposed wedding date

Wedding date, time, and venue will be confirmed approximately three (3) weeks after attendance of Wedding Orientation

Documents Due at Wedding Orientation (please bring copies of all applicable):

Baptism Certificate (newly-issued preferred)

First Communion Certificate

Confirmation Certificate

Testimony to Prove Free State to Marry (Four (4) copies, download form below)

If already legally married and seeking blessing within the Catholic Church:

Civil Marriage License

If previously married:

Marriage License

Proof of Annulment

Final Divorce Decree/Judgement

Death Certificate


Reception Information

To reserve a venue for a wedding reception on campus, please contact the Hospitality and Events Department at [email protected].