Sacrament of Marriage
Congratulations on your engagement! This is an exciting journey for you and we appreciate your interest in having Saint Brigid Parish be part of your big day. In order to ensure enough time on your marriage preparation, we recommend a nine month marriage preparation process. Please fill out the Wedding Inquiry Form to tell us a little bit more about yourself and your plans. Or if you have questions, contact Mary.
Witness to Love Mentor Program
The Witness to Love (WTL) Mentor Program is a component of marriage preparation for engaged couples at St. B's. The goal of the program is to connect the engaged couple with a married couple in the parish, and through them, to others in the parish community. Mentor and engaged couples ideally meet once a month for six sessions using a guidebook and videos for framing the discussion. Both the engaged and married couples are experiencing unexpected surprises and gifts from this mentor program. See what a few of them have to say:
|"We loved everything about the Witness to Love program - we love our mentor couple and always enjoy hanging out with them."|
|"We really enjoyed the Witness To Love program and would highly recommend it. We were apprehensive about what it would entail, but it was well organized and fostered good discussions. Our mentor couple shared the joys and challenges of marriage and helped up see things we still had to work through. Overall it brought us closer to each other and God."|
|“We are talking about things between ourselves that otherwise we would not have discussed in our life together.”|
|"Sharing our 33-year love affair with our engaged couple was refreshing and powerful for both couples. We opened our hearts and minds to be more giving and understanding and I think this has caused our couple to do the same."|
In 2021, we are preparing over 25 engaged couples for marriage sometime in 2021 or 2022. We congratulate them, and we wish them the Lord’s continued blessings in abundance as we accompany them in their preparation for married life! See and hear more from our newly married, those married last year, and our Witness to Love couples.
Payments and Offerings
The cost to utilize the Church for your wedding is $500 (for parishioners) and $1,000 for non-parishioners, including a non-refundable deposit of $100 (for parishioners) and $350 (for non-parishioners). The deposit is due at the time your wedding date is reserved and the balance is due 1 month before the wedding. Please contact Mary, our wedding coordinator to ensure your desired date is available before you pay your deposit to avoid double booking, then when you are ready, click Sacrament of Marriage below. If after the wedding you'd like to express your gratitude to the parish, the priest, and/or the deacon that presided over your wedding, click the Family in Gratitude Offering below.
Sacramental Certificate or Letter of Good Standing
Have you already received a sacrament at Saint Brigid Parish and require a certificate for marriage?