The Sacrament of Matrimony
Welcome to St. Luke's Parish!
Warm Greetings to you who are seeking information about Christian Marriage! Perhaps in times past some people may have taken Marriage for granted or may even have expected that everybody gets married. More than ever now we are becoming increasingly conscious that Marriage and family life are not for the faint of heart. This isn’t to say that you should be afraid to think about or explore the amazing possibilities for happiness in God’s plan for Marriage and Family.
We offer you a helpful information FAQ’s sheet designed for St. Luke Parish with Marriage Guidelines and frequently asked questions about Marriage in the Roman Catholic Church. You will find it helpful, and we look forward to meet with you in person. Our Parish Secretaries June and Thérèse and the Pastor will be very glad to hear about your good news and plans for Marriage and to speak to you about your next step. So feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to give you our FAQ’s if you drop by or to mail or email one to you.
Fr. Bertrand Montpetit, Pastor
You will understand that there are many demands upon the time of our staff, which makes it necessary for us to prioritize our use of time and to assure that our wonderful staff generates sufficient funds to assure the continuity of service at our Church. For this reason we have found it necessary to develop the following fee structure relating to enquiries and preparation for Marriage.
|Parish fee for Marriage preparation and ceremony||$600|
|Deposit to reserve the date||$200|
|Fee charged when a priest prepares a couple to be married elsewhere||$250|
|Fee when marriage preparation takes place elsewhere but wedding is here||$400|
|Permission to be married elsewhere / meeting with Pastor: suggested offering||$25|
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