Marriage

While the church is closed, the FOCCUS marriage preparation classes have been cancelled.
Please visit this page for upcoming,relevant information.

Please direct questions to Carolyn Tillman by email.

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!  The sacrament of marriage is a visible sign of God’s love for the Church. When a man and a woman are married in the Church, they receive the grace needed for a lifelong bond of unity.  

This is an exciting time in your life and we look forward to helping you plan and celebrate at St. Gabriel. Below, we have provided important information in the wedding planning process.  Please direct questions to Carolyn Tillman by email.  

Wedding and Rehearsals

Weddings are scheduled on Saturdays at 2:00pm and 7:00pm in the church or chapel.  Rehearsals are scheduled on Fridays at 4:00, 5:00 or 6:00pm. Reservations should not be considered confirmed until you have received a printed confirmation from the parish office.

Fees

Fees for use of the church by non-members is $200, use of the chapel is $100.  This must be received before the date and time of the wedding are confirmed.

Marriage Preparation Program

You should register for the marriage preparation program at least 6-9 months before the wedding date. First step is to register for FOCCUS Information Night. At this introductory meeting you will complete the FOCCUS questionnaire – this inventory is a facilitative instrument, raising questions and identifying areas for couples in their preparation. Further meetings with members of the marriage preparation team and the priest/deacon will be required, as well as a diocesan one-day workshop.

FOCCUS meetings are held monthly on the third Wednesday at 7:00pm (except in December). There is a $35 administration fee for the FOCCUS program. You may register by contacting Ana Lothspeich by email or at 704-362-5047, ext. 212.  

 

 
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