arrange your marriage plans with us six months in advance.
SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY
matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between
themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature
ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and
education of offspring. This covenant between baptized persons
has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament."
Sacred Scripture begins with the creation of man and woman in
the image and likeness of God and concludes with a vision of "the
wedding-feast of the Lamb."85 Scripture speaks, throughout,
of marriage and its "mystery:" its institution and the
meaning God has given it, its origin and its end, its various
realizations throughout the history of salvation, the difficulties
arising from sin, and its renewal "in the Lord" in the
New Covenant of Christ and the Church. (Catechism of the Catholic
Jerome Croatian Catholic Church Marriage Checklist:
must confirm the date and time of the ceremony prior to the
printing of the wedding invitations (at least 6 months in advance)
must provide updated copies of baptismal and confirmation certificates.
you didnít receive these sacraments at St. Jeromeís please
contact the church of your Baptism and Confirmation and obtain
a recently dated copy of your Baptismal certificate and Confirmation
certificate. Please note that the documentation is to be a
recent copy of your Baptism/Confirmation. An old copy of your
Baptism/Confirmation is not acceptable.
must attend Pre-Cana conferences, which are scheduled by the
Archdiocese of Chicago at various locations throughout the city
and neighboring suburbs.
A face-to-face premarital interview will be conducted with the
celebrant of the ceremony (The Pre-nuptial investigation).
You must provide a valid marriage license issued by Cook County
4-6 weeks prior to the wedding.
must schedule a date and time for rehearsal, at which
time the optional aspects of the ceremony (unity candle, and/or
flowers to Blessed Virgin Mary) will be arranged.
must choose the readings from the Old and New Testament and
a Responsorial Psalm. The celebrant will assist you with these
for the wedding mass can be arranged in advance with our church
organist, but you are welcome to provide your own musicians.
bride and the groom as well as the best man and maid-of-honor,
should receive the sacrament of reconciliation (confession)
before the wedding day. You must remember that you are receiving
a Sacrament. It is vital that part of your preparation is to
receive the Sacrament of Confession. You are receiving a great
sacrament and it is necessary that you are in the state of grace.
Please plan ahead to make a good confession prior to your wedding
so that you may reap the full sacramental benefits of this special
day of yours.
- A standard
church (Archdiocese of Chicago) donation for a wedding is $250.00.
case of a previous marriage, no plans are to be made until proper
procedures for annulment are followed.
either party has been married before, the following documentation
is needed before any plans are to be made:
copy of the civil divorce papers
documentation of a church annulment.
No dates to be arranged until the annulment (if necessary) procedure
is completed and finalized.
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