Are you and your fiance considering a Sacramental Marriage at the Cathedral? Here is a quick reference for steps to a Sacramental Marriage.
Thank you for considering celebrating your wedding in our beautiful historic Cathedral. The Catholic Church considers marriage between a man and a woman, a sacrament, which is, a sign of the presence of God among us, and takes the marriage commitment very seriously, certain preparation is necessary and expected. Preparation for your wedding should begin no later than nine (9) months in advance of your desired wedding date.
Complete the Wedding Intake Form and return to the Cathedral Wedding Coordinator. Saint Mary Cathedral staff will guide you through the marriage preparation process and will schedule an appointment to discuss details regarding your request.
After Cathedral Staff has assigned you a wedding preparer, you will meet with priest/deacon will include completion of pre-nuptial questionnaire and the FOCCUS instrument. After this meeting, the Cathedral will schedule a meeting with you and your fiance to set a wedding date and review our guidelines.
Attend the required Diocesan Marriage Preparation workshop/classes. Visit the Diocese of Austin website to view the Marriage Prep Calendar; http://www.austindiocese.org/offices-ministries/offices/family-life-office/together-gods-love-calendar
At this point you will meet with priest/deacon to discuss and plan the liturgy and details of the rehearsal and the wedding ceremony.