A wedding is a day, a marriage is a lifetime!
For Catholics, marriage is not only a personal covenant; it is also a sacrament in which God is present in a special way in the lives of the two persons joined with Christ in a union of love. The community of Holy Family extends a cordial welcome to you who are planning to consecrate your love for one another in the sacrament of matrimony. It is our privilege to help you prepare for this special time of joy and spiritual enrichment.
Marriage Preparation Guidelines
The general parish policy is that one party be a registered parishioner at Holy Family for one year before reserving a wedding date. To begin the marriage preparation process, call the Pastoral Center at (626) 799-8908 at least six months before the desired date of marriage.
Weddings at Holy Family normally take place on Saturdays at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Information meetings, called “Cana Gatherings,” are held regularly. The Wedding Coordinator will let you know the date, time, and place of the meeting. At this gathering, you will receive an information packet covering details of how to proceed with making wedding arrangements. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss matters of special interest. You will also complete a questionnaire and learn about “FOCUS,” an exercise in communication. A wedding date may not be set until the couple has attended the “Cana Gathering” and submitted the required documents.
Once the wedding date and time are confirmed, the couple attends the Church Seminar, held in the church on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. This session focuses on the liturgy itself (readings, music, environment, etc.)
$1,250 Holy Family parishioners registered for one year or more
$150.00 nonrefundable marriage preparation fee due at the Cana Gathering. Balance ($1,100.00) due when the wedding date is confirmed.
$2,000 Holy Family parishioners registered for less than one year and non-parishioners
$150.00 nonrefundable marriage preparation fee due at the Cana Gathering. Balance ($1,850.00) due when the wedding date is confirmed.
$30 Two servers @ $15.00 each. Due one month before the wedding.
Should you have any questions or need assistance, please discuss these matters with the Wedding Coordinator. Together we will share a blessed and happy time.
(626) 403-6131 (Pastoral Center)