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. Due to the great demand of weddings we are accepting members who have been registered more than six months.

Times Available​

Weddings take place on Saturdays only in:

  • St. Francis of Assisi Church at 1:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

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

Both have a bride’s room available for the wedding ceremony. 

Rehearsals are scheduled the Friday before the wedding at 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis. The only exceptions are if the Friday is a holiday, solemnity or if there is a conflicting parish event.


For detailed information about wedding costs please contact Saramental Assistant, Jennifer Alameda at or at (972) 712-2645 ext 230.

Initial Interview​


The couple must schedule an appointment for their initial interview by Sacramental Assistant, Jennifer Alameda at or at (972) 712-2645 ext 230. 

To reserve a wedding date and time, the couple must:

  • provide 50 % of the total cost of the ceremony, which is nonrefundable

  • bring baptism certificate(s) as detailed in the 'Documents Needed' section


Jennifer Alameda

Sacramental & RCIA Assistant

Ext. 501