Marriages at St. Gabriel

Congratulation on your upcoming wedding!  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 contact us with any questions.  We are here to help you feel welcomed and ready for the Big Day!  Please direct questions and inquires to Mary Lawler at or 704-362-5047, ext. 204.

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 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 calling Mary at 704-362-5047, ext. 204.

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