ST JOSEPH PARISH - MARRIAGE POLICY
(1) All marriages must be arranged one year in advance and it is recommended that no reception venue site be reserved prior to discussion with the Pastor.
(2) A marriage may be arranged for a registered and regularly practicing parishioner or who has been a member of the parish for one year.
(3) The son or daughter of a member of St Joseph Parish will be considered for a ceremony if at least one parent is registered and has been regularly practicing at St Joseph for at least one year.
(4) The Parish Council reviewed this policy to determine if the policy should be amended to allow non-parishioners to be married at an increased cost. It was determined that the current policy should remain in effect as we want to restrict the church to parishioner use only for marriages. We do not want our sacred space to be thought of as merely a good place for a wedding.
Approved: St Joseph Parish Council
Date: November 4, 2021