It’s important to remember that your wedding is taking place in a religious setting. If the bride and groom are both Catholic,the wedding is usually celebrated with a Nuptial Mass. If a bride or groom is baptized non-Catholic, the wedding may be celebrated with a Mass or without a Mass, as you determine. Only the Catholic partner will receive Holy Communion. If a bride or groom is not baptized, the wedding is celebrated without a Mass.
To assist you in planning the wedding ceremony, you can select your readings by downloading a document with readings. Additionally, the document has prayers of the faithful appropriate for weddings. Inform the celebrant of the readings you’ve chosen when you meet for the rehearsal.
Our Music Director, will help you with music selections for your ceremony. The music selected must be suitable for the religious nature of your wedding. Music should be chosen four weeks prior to the celebration. To set a music consultation meeting, contact Jeremy Wirths at .
Decorating the Church
Only live flowers can be used. It is customary for all flower arrangements used in the church for your wedding to be left for weekend Masses. During the Christmas or Easter season, the arrangements that are already present in the church may not be moved/rearranged. Pew bows can be used, but they must be attached without tape. Ribbons or snail clips are permitted. Candlebras may be used, but dripless candles are required to prevent wax from damaging the floor. A unity candle is permitted. Aisle cloths and archways may be used, but the arch must not block congregants’ view of the Altar.
Flash photography is permitted as the couple enters and leaves the churhch, but it isn’t permissable once the couple arrive at the altar. No spotlights may be used during the wedding. No one can enter the Altar area during the ceremony. Photographers/Videographers are to be discrete when moving around during the ceremony. After the wedding, group pictures can be taken at the Altar.