Arts & Environment
Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA)
Loaves & Fishes
Religious Education Advisory Committee (REAC)
Knights of Columbus
Adult Faith Formation Committee
Loss of Spouse
Children's Shopping Spree
School Advisory Committee (SAC)
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Funeral Lunch Ministry
Home and School Association
Seasonal Item Collections
Senior Care Ministry
Parish Pastoral Council
St. John's Annual Super Sale
Pastoral Care Commission
Easter Egg Hunt
Early Childhood Faith Formation
St. John's School Jubilee 2017
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Sick and Homebound
We Care Weekend
Child Care for Events
Elementary Youth Faith Formation
Growing Through Loss
Holy Family Prayer Group
Vacation Bible School and SON Days
Depression Support Coalition
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration
Sewing Baptism Gowns
Cultural Outreach Committee
Parish Resource Guide
Essential Piece Invitation
Your wedding is one of the happiest and most beautiful memories of your life.
Planning Your Wedding:
Please contact the parish office six to twelve months prior to your desired date.
In planning your wedding, you will work with a priest or deacon, our Wedding Coordinator and a sponsor couple through the Prepare program.
Feel free to review the following resources as you prepare:
A wedding day is a very solemn occasion. When you recite your vows before God and the community of faith, you are entering into a covenant of love not only with each other but also with Jesus Christ and your Church community. You are proclaiming publicly that He will be the Lord of your life together and His love will be the model of your own love for one another. The Sacrament of Marriage is, as St. Paul teaches, a mystery symbolizing Christ's own love for His Church. Because of the great value that we give to the Sacrament of Marriage and the centrality that the Eucharist has in our belief system, it is strongly recommended that marriage be celebrated in the context of a Mass. This can be done even if one of the two parties is not Catholic. The Catholic Church asks you to seriously prepare for your wedding and marriage.
"The intimate communion of life and love which constitutes the married state has been established by the creator.... The matrimonial covenant...has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1601, 1603)
Blessing of an Existing Marriage
All baptized Catholics are asked to have their wedding vows witnessed before a priest or deacon unless dispensation has been granted by the diocesan bishop. When people are married outside of the Church, they are invited to have their marriage blessed (sometimes called "validation"). This process includes meeting with a priest or deacon, completing a questionnaire and scheduling the ceremony to ask God's blessing upon their marriage.
Contact the Parish Office at 952.890.9465 for more information.