Wedding arrangements should be made at least 6 months prior to the intended wedding date.
Couples should contact one of the parish priests as soon as possible to schedule an appointment and to begin the arrangements.

A Pre-Cana Day engaged couples retreat is needed prior to the wedding date. Engaged couples that have contacted one of the parish priests to be married will be sent a letter of invitation to the parish Pre-Cana Day Retreat at the appropriate time. Pre-Cana Day requirements can be met at St. John Vianney Parish or another local parish.

Married and Engaged couples can learn more about the sacrament of marriage and the many teachings of the Catholic Church on related topics. You will find the For Your Marriage website to be a good resource for information on living the sacrament of marriage and much more.

Engaged couples planning a wedding at St John Vianney Parish may download Wedding Preparation Documents below!

Marriage Preparation Packet

Wedding Old Testament Readings

Wedding New Testament Readings

Wedding Gospel Readings

Wedding Prayers of The Faithful

If you are married outside of the Catholic Church, but would like to be, please contact one of the parish priests to begin the process of Validation. This is an approximately 6-month process that ends with a renewal of vows within the Catholic Church.

Why Catholic Marriage?

“The entire Christian life bears the mark of the spousal love of Christ and the Church. Already Baptism, the entry into the People of God, is a nuptial mystery; it is so to speak the nuptial bath which precedes the wedding feast, the Eucharist. Christian marriage in its turn becomes an efficacious sign, the sacrament of the covenant of Christ and the Church. Since it signifies and communicates grace, marriage between baptized persons is a true sacrament of the New Covenant….

The marriage covenant, by which a man and a woman form with each other an intimate communion of life and love, has been founded and endowed with its own special laws by the Creator. By its very nature it is ordered to the good of the couple, as well as to the generation and education of children. Christ the Lord raised marriage between the baptized to the dignity of a sacrament.”

The Catechism of the Catholic Church

“Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing[b] her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.”
Ephesians 5:22-28