Next Mass:
Tomorrow at 8:30am

Weddings

Weddings are normally scheduled between the hours of 3 pm and 7 pm on Friday and 2 pm or 7 pm on Saturdays.  Also, weddings may occur practically any day of the week. Call below for more information.


For further information or to begin preparation for marriage, contact one of our priests:
Msgr. James Flaherty, 850-324-5769  flahertyj@stpaulcatholic.net
Fr. Shane Stevens,  850-610-2299   stevenss@stpaulcatholic.net

 
View and print Saint Paul Marriage Guidelines

When you come to the Church to be married, you are asking the Catholic Church to accept you and allow you to share in its vocation and the Sacrament of Matrimony. The Church welcomes you and rejoices that you want to mature in faith by living the Sacrament of Matrimony.

All couples are required to begin Marriage preparation by contacting Saint Paul Catholic Church's Director of Marriage Ministry at least 6 months prior to the anticipated wedding day. 

In accordance with the Roman Catholic Bishops of the State of Florida, discussion of a tentative wedding date may take place during the initial contact with the Director of Marriage Ministry, but the date may not be finalized until the assessment process is completed.   The parish cannot schedule a date until the assessment process is completed.

Pope John Paul II wrote: 

“More than ever necessary in our times is preparation of young people for marriage and family life.  In some countries it is still the families themselves that, according to ancient customs, ensure the passing on to young people of the values concerning married and family life, and they do this through a gradual process of education or initiation.  But the changes that have taken place within almost all modern societies demand that not only the family but also society and the church should be involved in the effort of properly preparing young people for their future responsibilities.” Familiaris Consortio 66 

An extensive account of the teaching of the Catholic Church on the Sacrament of Marriage is given in Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1601-1666
 
Also visit this excellent site from the United States Bishops:
http://foryourmarriage.org/