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Weddings at St. Patrick

Congratulations on your engagement! As you begin to plan for your upcoming wedding please take a minute to read over the following information.

These are the 4 main steps for getting married at St Patrick Catholic Church:

STEP 1 – Setup a phone call with Father Timothy – Contact furlowappointments@gmail.com to setup an initial phone call with Father Timothy Furlow. During this call, you may inquire about the availability of dates you are interested in.  Weddings at St. Patrick take place on Saturdays at either 11:00 AM or 3:30 PM. A wedding date is officially reserved once your deposit has been received (50% of wedding fee).

Wedding Fee for Parishioners (Registered at St. Patrick for min. of 1 year) : $600
Wedding Fee for Non-Parishioners: $1,200

STEP 2 –  Schedule Marriage Preparation Courses. If you are a parishioner at St. Patrick, your marriage preparation courses will take place with Father Timothy over Zoom. Marriage Prep consists of an average of (7) 1 hour classes.  If you do not attend St. Patrick, you must signup for marriage preparation with your local priest.

STEP 3: Complete the required documentation for the sacrament. The following items should be submitted to the office 1-2 months before your wedding date:

  • Freedom to Marry Forms (Bride & Groom)- This is completed during your 1st session of Marriage Prep
  • Baptism Certificates (Bride & Groom) – Contact the parish you were baptized at to have a new certificate issued and mailed to St. Patrick
  • Witness Testimony Forms (2 for Bride & 2 for Groom)
  • Oregon Marriage License 
  • Certificate of Marriage Preparation Classes (if not completed with Father Timothy)

STEP 4: PLAN THE WEDDING LITURGY – A wedding coordinator will be assigned to you. She will contact you to arrange a meeting to go through the different steps and details of the ceremony.

Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family – a domestic church. – Pope John Paul II