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Marriage

The sacrament of matrimony celebrates not just the union of two people, but the reality of God’s love for all people – truly, a celebration of the Christian life! It is a call and a challenge for all of us to deepen that love and to share the love of Christ throughout our entire lives. 

Marriage in the Church

Contact Us

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Congratulations on your engagement!

Welcome to our church 

We welcome you to Sts. Simon and Jude and look forward to helping you with all of your wedding preparations. 

Gina Ramirez ramirezg@ssjwoodlands.com

Marriage Preparation Coordinator

Mary Pritchard pritchardm@ssjwoodlands.com

Wedding Ceremony Coordinator

Donna Finney finneyd@ssjwoodlands.com

Music Coordinator

Gary Dirker dirkerg@ssjwoodlands.com

Facilities Scheduler

Marriage Preparation

Requirements:

  • First submit a Wedding Inquiry

  • Appointment with Parish Priest

  • 7 Week Preparation Class (Prepare & Enrich)

  • Theology of the Body Class (God's Plan for Love)

  • Natural Family Planning Class 

  • Guided Marriage Session with Rejoice Counseling

  • Submit pertinent documents (Baptismal Certificate, Affidavit of Freedom to Marry, etc.)

  • Reading Selections (from the United in Christ book)

Wedding Fees & Honorariums

The fees below do not cover the entire costs of having a wedding at SSJ. The fees however, help defray the expenses of hosting a wedding.

Sts. Simon & Jude Basic Wedding Fee

Includes facilities and some of the programs, and materials as noted below. The Wedding Fee is due in order to reserve your date and to begin Marriage Preparation Programs. See details below for additional program fees, options, exceptions, and inclusions.

Church Main Sanctuary (seats 750+)

  • Parishioners $650.00

  • Non-Parishioners $850.00


Chapel (seats up to 100)

  • Parishioners $200.00

  • Non-Parishioners $400.00

 

Preparation Only (wedding ceremony elsewhere)

  • Parishioners $250.00

  • Non-Parishioners $450.00

 

Honorariums

Honorariums for Priests and/or Deacons are not included. These amounts are determined by the couple and given to the Wedding Coordinator at the wedding rehearsal.

 

Music Ministry Fees

  • Pianist/Organist fees $250

  • Cantor fees $250

Marriage Preparation Classes (Sessions and Materials)

  • Prepare & Enrich $35.00 per couple

  • God's Plan for Love (available as a seminar, included in fees. If taken online, $95)

  • Natural Family Planning (fees vary)

  • United in Christ book (included)

Reception Venue Options

For Venue pricing & scheduling please contact Gary Dirker at dirkerg@ssjwoodlands.com

or Gina Ramirez: (281) 367-9885

Ephesians 5:31

For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother

and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.

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