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The Sacrament of Matrimony

The Sacrament of Marriage is a covenant, which is more than a contract. Covenant always expresses a relationship between persons. The marriage covenant refers to the relationship between the husband and wife, a permanent union of persons capable of knowing and loving each other and God. The celebration of marriage is also a liturgical act, appropriately held in a public liturgy at church. Catholics are urged to celebrate their marriage within the Eucharistic Liturgy.

 

Requirements for Matrimony

First Step: Schedule a Preliminary Meeting with the priest at least six months in advance to set a wedding date and time. Note: only the designated priest can schedule your wedding date in the office calendar. 2 PM on Saturdays is the latest time for ceremonies.

Second Step: Collect and submit the following paperwork and please review our Diocese’s guidelines.

  1. Baptismal Certificates for both bride and groom.
  2. If neither the bride or groom is a parishioner at Holy Spirit, a Letter of Permission is required from the Pastor of the home parish.
  3. Ecclesiastical Certificate will be needed for a visiting priest.
  4. Together for Life Selections
  5. FOCUS Completion
  6. Engaged Encounter
  7. Our Parish Matrimony Form
  8. Florida Marriage License

Third Step: Selection of Readings and scheduling of the Rehearsal with the priest officiating at the wedding. Full payment of the Wedding Fee must be paid at the rehearsal.

Fourth Step: Clean up of the church after the Wedding Ceremony/Mass must be done as soon as possible. Sunday Vigil Mass begins at 4 PM with people arriving by 3:30 PM.

Ceremony Fees

$200 for Parishioners

$500 for Non-Parishioners

$100 Deposit is due when the Wedding Date is placed on Parish Calendar. Full Payment due on or before the Wedding Rehearsal.

Music fees are arranged separately. Please contact our music director, Darren Matias, at 561-585-5970 for arrangements.