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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

Congratulations on your engagement!

Welcome to our church 

We welcome you to Sts. Simon and Jude and look forward to helping you with all your wedding preparations. Your commitment to love one another and your intention to be married in the community of the Church is a sign of faith, joy and hope.

Marriage Preparation

Required Programs:

  • First submit a Wedding Inquiry

  • Prepare/Enrich

  • God's Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage

  • Natural Family Planning

  • One Guided Marriage Session required (Rejoice Parish Counseling)

  • United in Christ for reading selections

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 $200.00

  • Non-Parishioners $400.00

 

Preparation Program Fees

Ceremony Priest and/or Deacon Stipends not included Clergy honorarium amount to be determined by the couple and given to the Wedding Coordinator at the wedding rehearsal

 

Music Ministry Fees

  • Pianist/Organist fees vary

  • Cantor fees vary

Wedding Coordinator included 9 Preparation Programs (Sessions and Materials)

  • Prepare/Enrich all couples $35.00

  • God's Plan Seminar all couples $75.00

  • Natural Family Planning all couples varies for all childbearing age couples

  • United in Christ all couples include

Reception Venue Options

If you are in need of some ideas for your reception, we have two wonderful spaces that could fill your need. Domec Hall and the Event Center (gym). See the reservation and use policy for more details.

 

Domec Hall

  • Parishioner

    • $350 for 4 hours with use of kitchen

    • $500 for 8 hours with use of kitchen

 

  • Non-Parishioner

    • $500 for 4 hours with use of kitchen

    • $700 for 8 hours with use of kitchen

 

Event Center (gym)

  • Parishioner

    • $550 for 4 hours with use of kitchen

    • $1,000 for 8 hours with use of kitchen

 

  • Non-Parishioner

    • $700 for 4 hours with use of kitchen

    • $1,200 for 8 hours with use of kitchen

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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