"Therefore what God has joined together, let no man separate.” - Mark 10:9
The couple is asked to contact the St. Rose Parish Office to schedule a wedding date. Weddings can be scheduled on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays if the date is available in the parish calendar. Ideally, the marriage should be scheduled at least six months prior to the date scheduled.
Either the bride or the groom must be a registered member of the parish. If not, a letter of permission for the marriage to take place at St. Rose must be provided by the pastor in which the bride or groom is registered.
The couple must attend a diocesan-sponsored Marriage Preparation Program. This program is available at St. Rose once a year. Following the scheduling of your marriage, the information will be provided regarding the Marriage Preparation Program. If the date of the St. Rose program is not convenient, the couple may attend an alternative program in the Diocese of Bridgeport or in the diocese in which they reside.
Following the attendance at the Marriage Preparation Program, the couple is asked to make an appointment with the clergy who will be officiating their ceremony. The couple will complete a Pre-Matrimonial Investigation to assure that they are eligible to be married in the Church. In preparation for this meeting, the following documents must be provided:
- A recently issued Baptismal Certificate. An original does not satisfy this requirement
- A copy of the First Communion and Confirmation certificates if these Sacraments were received.
For those who are not Catholic, but Christian, a copy of the baptismal certificate must be provided.
At this time, a wedding rehearsal date will be planned, and the officiant will help the couple plan their ceremony. The couple may choose to have a Mass or a ceremony only.
Information regarding the music, flowers, fees, etc. will be provided when the wedding is scheduled.
Wedding intake person: Fran Bifulco
Marriage Preparation Coordinator: Gina Long