How do I get married in the Church?

Contact your Parish office at least six months prior to setting your marriage date. At this time, the Pastor will set up an appointment to complete the necessary paperwork, which consists of the Initial Questionnaire, Dispensation/Permission form (for marriages involving a non-Catholic, etc.) and also share with you the three-part program our Diocese requires for marriage.
Enrich/Prep – Marriage Assessment
Natural Family Planning
Formation in Faith/Values (I.e. God’s plan for a Joy-filled Marriage)
With these tools, the pastor and possibly a mentor couple is able to assess a couple's compatibility as well as areas that need discussion in their relationship. When these things have been completed the Priest or Deacon who will witness the marriage will meet with the couple to discuss the readings, music and rehearsal details for the wedding ceremony.

For more information about dating and engagements, mariages, parenting and families, visit

Diocese of Marquette ~ 1004 Harbor Hills Drive, Marquette, MI 49855-8851 ~ (906) 225-1141