6-12 Months Prior to the Wedding: Set the Date and Meet the Priest!
Select a date you would like to have for your wedding, and telephone St. Julia Parish Office in Weston to make an appointment to meet with the priest, who will check the availability of the date you have requested, and will give you an appointment for your first meeting with him. This first meeting will give both you and the priest an opportunity to get to know each other as well as to discuss the vocation of marriage.
At this first meeting, the priest will began the documentation to start the wedding process. You will have two or three meetings in the months to follow. These meetings will help provide spiritual and practical support as your prepare for your special day.
Together you will fill out the necessary forms for the wedding and receive information on acquiring documents needed for your marriage. If you have received Baptism and Confirmation within St. Julia Parish, our Parish Office will not require additional sacramental forms or letters.
If you were not baptized or confirmed at St. Julia or St. Joseph Churches you will need to contact the parish you received the sacraments in and have them mail/email a validation for the reception of the sacrament/s to our Parish Office.
If one of the couple is a non-Catholic Christian, he or she should bring a copy (or letter) certifying Baptism in his or her denomination.
If one of the couple is Catholic but not a member of St. Julia Parish, a letter of permission will be required from the pastor of the parish in which they currently reside or are registered.
NB: If you have or know a priest or deacon you would like to officiate at your wedding, please inform the priest of this at your first meeting.
Marriage Preparation Program (Pre-Cana)
Marriage is a deep and lifelong commitment. Our faith and church encourages appropriate preparation. In addition to meetings with the priest or deacon, the couple must attend one of the various pre-marriage enrichment programs such as Pre-Cana or Catholic Engaged Encounter. The program and attendance will be explained to you by the priest or deacon during your meetings. The program is paid for by the couple and the certificate of attendance is given to the priest or deacon at one of your meetings. You are asked to attend one of the sessions, which are offered throughout the year.
Pre-Cana Offerings and Schedules:
60 Days Prior to Wedding: Marriage License
A Marriage License is required for you to be married. This may be obtained from any City or Town Hall in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The license is valid for 60 days.