Marriage

The lifelong union of man and woman.

Congratulations on your engagement.

The Catholic Church upholds the sanctity of marriage as a lifelong and visible witness to Christ's faithful, fruitful, and total commitment to His Bride, the Church.

We at Little Flower Catholic Church are praying for you as you prepare to enter into this beautiful vocation. Recognizing this is a beautiful (and busy) season of your lives, allow us to help you prepare, not only for your wedding, but for the beautiful vocation to which you've been called.

“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh."

Genesis 2:24

Why is marriage a

VOCATION?

The Sacrament of Marriage is a Sacrament celebrated between husband and wife. As a Sacrament of Vocation the union of husband and wife and the formation of their family reveals a unique and exclusive path by which Christ accompanies the recipients: through the presence of their spouse and family.

The Sacrament may be entered into by any male and female who are free to marry according to the Catholic Church.

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
Love never fails .

1 Corinthians 13:4-8a

Requirements for Marriage

Because of the unique situations of every couple, those wishing to receive the Sacrament of Marriage at Little Flower Catholic Church are encouraged to contact us soon after the engagement to begin the process. We advise couples that it takes at least 6 months to go through the process. 

Setting
a date

Setting a date

In order to set a date for the wedding, the couple must first meet with one of the priests of the parish to determine the couples freedom to marry according to law. This initial meeting is an opportunity for the priest to meet the couple, explain the marriage preparation process, begin the initial paperwork, answer any questions or concerns, and to find a date that works for the couple and parish calendar.

Marriage
Preparation

Marriage Preparation

Prior to receiving the Sacrament of Marriage, every couple must go through a process of preparation. This process is usually directed by the priest who is celebrating the wedding. Due to the unique situations of each couple, there is a lot of flexibility in what this preparation process looks like. The details will be worked out between the couple and the priest responsible for their preparation.

Cost

Cost

For use of Little Flower’s facilities there is no cost. There is a $100 fee for the organist/cantor who will play/sing for the wedding. If the couple wishes the parish to provide additional cantors for singing, each of those is an additional $100 fee. The parish requires the use of an in house wedding coordinator. This person serves as a liaison between the couple and the parish regarding all logistical aspects of the wedding. They will also be responsible for preparing the church for the rehearsal and wedding ceremonies. The fee for the in-house wedding coordinator is $150.

Reception
Hall

Reception Hall

Many times the parish hall is available for couples to use for a reception or rehearsal dinner. For more information on this affordable option, please contact us.
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Just as God’s love is stable and lasts forever, we want the love on which a family is based to be stable and to last forever. We must not allow ourselves to be conquered by a "throwaway culture.”

Pope Francis

We invite you to

discover how your vocation

is a sign of the selfless love of

Christ for the Church.

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