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Preparing for Matrimony 

Congratulations on your decision to get married in the Catholic Church!

The following information should help you as you begin the process of preparing as a couple for the Sacrament of Matrimony. Like other sacraments of the Catholic Church, Marriage requires spiritual preparation and as such, we request at least nine months preparation time.  

Times Available​

Weddings take place on Saturdays only in:

  • St. Francis of Assisi Church between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

  • St. Clare Chapel at 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Fridays are available on a case by case basis.


Initial Interview​


In order to serve you most effectively, we do request that you contact the Sacraments Manager at least nine months prior to your desired wedding date. (Nine months to one year prior is ideal) We will invite you into the office to explain the full process for marriage and to be sure that we will serve you most effectively. To schedule an appointment for their initial interview contact Kristie Gates or at (972) 712-2645.


Already Civilly Married?
Convalidation of a Civil Marriage is a process for a “new declaration of intent” in the Catholic Church. It has previously erroneously been referred to as a “blessing” of a civil marriage. A marriage enrichment seminar and a marriage enrichment assessment are required prior to the convalidation of the marriage. For more information about this ministry, please contact Susana Minjares.

Kristie Gates

Liturgy Director

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