Wedding Procedures

At least 6 months before you plan to marry, call the parish office. Some initial information will be asked and this will get the process started.

You will be contacted to schedule an initial meeting with a priest

Schedule and attend the Rockford Diocese seminar: Gift of Self

Contact the Music Coordinator at the parish to schedule a musician and cantor

A mentor couple will contact you to go over your Fully Engaged workbook and inventory

Contact your church of baptism no sooner than 6 months before the wedding for a copy of your Baptismal Certificates with notes

Call the parish office to schedule a time with a priest or deacon for parents to sign Witness Affidavits (To establish freedom of marriage)

Your Wedding Coordinator will contact you to prepare for the ceremony

Wedding Cost

The customary stipends for those members/non-members of the parish are

                                             Church Member                Non-Church Member
Chapel:                                        $150                                  $500
Church:                                       $250                                   $500
Presider:                                      $175                                  $175        
Accompanist:                               $200                                  $200
Cantors:                                      $150                                  $150
Wedding Coordinator:                   $100                                  $100
Sound Tech                                  $200                                  $200
(If musicians are not from SJN)    

Deposit: $200 (which will be returned within a week of the wedding if no extra clean-up is required)   

The customary stipends for non-members of the Parish are the same as above except the Chapel or Church: A donation of $500

All fees are due to the wedding coordinator before the rehearsal

If you would like to pay any fees in advance electronically, please click here