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
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 email@example.com
Marriage Preparation Coordinator
Mary Pritchard firstname.lastname@example.org
Wedding Ceremony Coordinator
Donna Finney email@example.com
Gary Dirker firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
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+)
Chapel (seats up to 100)
Preparation Only (wedding ceremony elsewhere)
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 email@example.com
or Gina Ramirez: (281) 367-9885
For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother
and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.