Matrimony

We welcome especially couples who wish to be married here at St. Francis de Sales!

“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.”

(United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)

Archdiocesan policy requires that couples planning to marry contact the parish at least six months before the intended marriage date. Couples should arrange an appointment with our pastor through the rectory. In the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, they are required to undergo a pre-Cana course (or its equivalent) through the archdiocesan Office on Life and Family.

The Parish of St. Francis de Sales is obedient to the liturgical norms and standing policies of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia with regards to the use of the Unity Candle.

Please make your arrangements with the church before planning the other important details of your wedding.