After your first meeting with the priest you will contact our Wedding Coordinator. The Wedding Coordinator is the person who will guide you through the many things you need to be aware of for your wedding at St. Julia Parish.
She will cover areas of general church layout, seating, etiquette and answer any questions you may have regarding your wedding ceremony. She will recommend church decorations that would be appropriate for your wedding needs. She is there to help make the wedding process easier and reduce stress for you.
You should contact the Music Director of the church where you are planning to have your wedding. The music director will reserve your wedding date for music accompaniment and make arrangements for the Cantor or any other musicians that you wish to engage for your wedding.
Church musicians and cantors are used for all weddings. Guests musicians and cantors, although welcome, will be a supplement to the church musicians, not a replacement.
The wedding couple has the option of choosing specific reading selections used in the ceremony.
The coordinator, priest or deacon can assist in the selection if needed.
At the bottom of this instruction there is a web link that will guide you to a page where the Readings and examples of Prayers of the Faithful (General Intersessions) are listed from which you can make your selections.
From the selection we ask you to choose: one reading from the Old Testament; one from the New Testament and a Gospel. We’ve also provided examples for your consideration in the preparation of the Prayers of the Faithful. This is your opportunity to personalize your wishes by selecting/developing not more than 6 prayers.
You will need to select 3 people to proclaim your readings: One for the Old Testament, one from the New Testament, and one for the Prayers of the Faithful. The Gospel is read by the priest or deacon. You can find Reading Selections and the Marriage Form here.
Our wish and promise to you –
If you have any questions, concerns, and/or requests, please let the coordinator, priest or deacon know.
This is a very happy, exciting, loving and sacred moment in your life. We want to do our best to fulfill the joy this day will bring to you both.