Matrimony (Marriage)

Contact

Linda Haptonstall
Pastoral Associate
425-483-9400 x2645
lindah@saintbrendan.org

Process

To celebrate your wedding at St. Brendan:wedding1

You must be a registered, actively attending member of St. Brendan for at least six months prior to requesting one of our priests to celebrate your wedding at St. Brendan.

Once you have secured a date for your wedding with one of our priests, the date will be held on a tentative basis until the church use fees have been paid, and marriage preparation has been completed.

The marriage preparation process takes six month and will include completing canonical forms, attending Engaged Encounter or an alternate option, meeting with the priest who will preside at your wedding, and meeting with the Pastoral Associate to plan your liturgy.  For Marriage Preparation, contact Linda Haptonstall at lindah@saintbrendan.org or call the office at 425-483-9400 x2645.

Schedule

Either email Fr. Jim at jimn@saintbrendan.org to request your desired wedding date, or call the office to leave a voice message for Fr. Jim or with Fr. Ron.

Background

The Sacrament of Marriage is a covenant, which is more than a contract. Covenant always expresses a relationship between persons. The marriage covenant refers to the relationship between the husband and wife, a permanent union of persons capable of knowing and loving each other and God. The celebration of marriage is also a liturgical act, appropriately held in a public liturgy at church. Catholics are urged to celebrate their marriage within the Eucharistic Liturgy. (USCCB.org)

Resources

Marriage Resource Center

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Sacrament of Matrimony?
Who may marry at St. Brendan?
What if I am not a member of St. Brendan?
May a Catholic marry a Non Catholic or a non baptized person?
What does marriage preparation at St. Brendan include?
When can we reserve the wedding date?
Do we need a rehearsal? When will it be scheduled?
Who can preside at my wedding?
May we have an outside priest celebrate our wedding at St. Brendan?
Is there any restriction on who our witnesses may be?
What kind of music can we have at our wedding?
Who can do the music at our wedding?
Can we decorate the church for our wedding?
Can our guests shower us with rice or bird seed as we leave the church?
When we reserve the church for our wedding, will the building be exclusively reserved for us?
Is smoking allowed in any part of the church?
Can we take pictures during the liturgy?
What are the fees for a wedding at St. Brendan?
What if I or my fiancée have been previously married? Can we be married in the Catholic Church?
What about a unity candle?
What documents do we need to get married at St. Brendan?
Does St. Brendan provide Marriage Preparation Classes (such as Pre Cana) for non parishioners