Menomonee Falls, WI

Sacraments - Marriage

“The 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.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1601)

Sacrament of Marriage Information

Couples seeking marriage should call the parish office at least 9 months prior to their desired marriage date. At least one person must be a registered parishioner at the time the date is chosen. Weddings may also take place in instances where the bride or groom no longer live in the area yet desire to be married in their former parish.

Marriage Preparation Timeline

Step 1: To be completed 9 months to 1 year prior to the marriage date
  • Call the parish office to set the date
  • Meet with the Director of Discipleship and Evangelization to discuss the preparation process, complete initial paperwork, and pay the $100 down payment
Step 2: To be completed 4 to 6 months prior to the marriage date
  • Meetings with the parish FOCCUS couple
  • Participation in the Archdiocesan Engaged Encounter day/weekend
  • Participation in the parish Theology of the Body informational session
Step 3: To be completed 1 to 3 months prior to the marriage date
  • Baptismal certificates (and other necessary paperwork) is mailed to the parish office
  • All meetings with the deacon are complete
  • Liturgy planning sessions are scheduled with the presider and liturgists
  • The remaining balance is paid

Helpful Marriage Preparation Links

Archdiocese of Milwaukee Marriage Preparation

Natural Family Planning

St. Mary Parish's Marriage Handbook

Theology of the Body