Congratulations on your decision to commit yourselves to each other in holy matrimony! May the Lord bless and sustain your love for each other.
“The intimate partnership of married life and love has been established by the Creator and qualified by His laws.
It is rooted in the conjugal covenant of irrevocable personal consent.
Hence, by that human act whereby spouses mutually bestow and accept each other, a relationship arises which, by divine will and in the eyes of society, too is a lasting one.
For the good of the spouses and their offspring as well as of society, the existence of this sacred bond no longer depends on human decisions alone.”
This quote from the Documents of Vatican II helps us to understand the seriousness of marriage and the dignity with which this sacrament should be celebrated. In keeping with this sacrament, remember to focus on the religious nature of God’s blessings on your marriage.
To begin the process of scheduling your wedding at St. John, please complete the Wedding Request Form available on our website and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be contacted within a week of receiving the completed form about the availability of your preferred date. Please keep in mind that your date is not considered confirmed until a presider (priest or deacon) is secured and confirmed for the date and time you requested. We strongly recommend that you not place a deposit on a reception venue until this confirmation is received.
You will receive a booklet of the guidelines and regulations for holding a wedding at St. John. Please contact the parish office at 301-662-8288 with questions about your wedding!