Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding!
Begin the process by contacting either Fr JC Merino or Fr Matthew Dooley at the parish center to schedule a date and time for your wedding. (The Catholic Church in New Jersey asks that the wedding date be set at least one full year in advance so that all necessary requirements can be fulfilled.) A priest or deacon from Little Flower will then meet with you, confirm your date and fill out some initial paperwork.
In our Catholic Christian faith, “the Sacrament of Marriage signifies the union of Christ and the Church. It gives spouses the grace to love each other with the love with which Christ has loved his Church; the grace of the sacrament thus perfects the human love of the spouses, strengthens their indissoluble unity, and sanctifies them on the way to eternal life.”
For this reason, weddings customarily take place in the sanctuary of a church in the presence of Christian witnesses and invited guests. We recognize matrimony as a sign of God's presence in this world, a sign made visible for all to see through the love, fidelity and commitment of two people of faith. In light of this, our Christian tradition celebrates matrimony as a solemn and sacred event. We hope that your marriage celebration will be blessed with God's grace and with all that you desire.
WEDDING FEE: $1,000.00
Musician - $200.00
Cantor - $200.00
Sacristan - $100.00
Church - $500.00
Note: All musician, cantor and sacristan fees are paid directly to that individual.