The universal vocation of every human being is holiness. Most people are called to attain holiness through the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. The vocation of marriage is essential to the safeguarding and functioning of society. Marriage is the foundation on which the other vocations rest upon since other vocations generally stem from the family. The family itself is the foundational unit of society. Couples who enter the marital covenant embrace a lifetime of sacrificial love by serving each other, their future children, and their parish community. Therefore, it is not a decision to be made lightly.
The process for preparing for this Sacrament can take 6-9 months. You can find a helpful overview of the process on the Diocese of San Jose website and our Wedding Guidelines here. We understand the process may seem overwhelming, but the investment of time and preparation for your future marriage is what makes getting married in the Church so worthwhile.
About Scheduling a Date:
Weddings are normally scheduled on Saturday to begin at either 10:00pm, 12:00pm, or 2:00pm. The church is available one hour before the scheduled start time and the church continues to be available for thirty minutes after the ceremony. Weddings are not held on Sundays.
It is not possible to reserve a specific wedding date until the preparation process has begun (either in our parish or at another). Once the couple is deemed free to marry, the wedding date may be selected in consultation with the Director of Liturgy and the desired Presider. A first non-refundable deposit of $500 is due when the date is selected to hold the date and the remaining $500 is due thirty days prior to the wedding date.
To begin, please complete our WEDDING INQUIRY FORM and one of our priests will contact you to schedule your first appointment.