Couples planning to marry at St. Timothy will need to contact the parish at least four (4) months prior to their anticipated wedding date. Marriage in the Catholic Church is a sacrament and it is necessary to participate in a marriage preparation program. This includes meeting with a priest or deacon from the parish; a pre-cana presentation or attend a weekend retreat, such as "Engaged Encounter". A recent copy of the baptismal certificate is required to show you are free to marry in the Catholic Church. Local customs vary regarding the wedding liturgy and music.
Couples who marry for the second time bring some special issues to the relationship. These issues may be positive or negative, but, in either case, they need to be examined and shared prior to the marriage. Whether the previous marriage ended in divorce or death, it is important that individuals recognize and choose what they carry into the new marriage. Even if only one partner has been married previously, both persons need to complete a special section of FOCCUS (Facilitating Open Couple Communication, Understanding & Study). Both will be involved in dealing with the effects of the past relationships and the combining of households, resources, financial and child obligations. Even if a couple is older and children have moved out of the home, established patterns of relating to family will have an impact on the new couple's relationship.
If interested in the Sacrament of Marriage please contact the Parish Office at: