Marriage

The sacrament of marriage is a visible sign of God’s love for the Church. When a man and a woman are married in the Church, they receive the grace needed for a lifelong bond of unity.

Marriage Requirements

  • Provide certificates of all 3 sacraments done: Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation.
  • Catholic Baptism certificate of respective parties issued by the Church where the baptism was done dated no more than six months before the intended date of marriage (plus confirmation and Holy communion)
  • In case one of the parties is non-Catholic, an application for disparity of cult (meaning: differences due to religion) has to be submitted to the Archdiocese of L.A. for the marriage to be done in a Catholic church.
  • Separate interviews of the bride and groom by a priest or one assigned officially to do marriage interviews; appointment dates have to be set six months before the date of marriage.
  • Separate interviews of two witnesses for the bride and groom (total number of witness is four) regarding the freedom to marry and baptism of the bride and groom. The best witnesses are parents and/or close relatives.
  • Marriage workshop to be attended by the couple to be married in venues designated by the Archdiocese.  This is best done anytime during the first three months of preparing for marriage.
  • Marriage license to be issued by L.A. County.

 Please call Parish office for availability of desired wedding date and rates.No Catholic marriage ceremony will be conducted outside a church building or an officially designated chapel/church.

 

Please call our Parish Office for further information.

Marriage

God created man and woman out of love and commanded them to imitate his love in their relations with each other. Man and woman were created for each other…Woman and man are equal in human dignity, and in marriage both are united in an unbreakable bond.

(United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, Ch. 21, p. 279)