St. Aloysius Parish Wedding Process


St. Aloysius staff extends warmest wishes for a blessed preparation experience as couples begin the planning process of entering into a sacramental union. Our Marriage Policies reflect pastoral concern and deep appreciation for the sanctity of a lifetime commitment.

To begin the process:

  1. Please contact Kathy Yates, Marriage Pastoral Associate, at 509-313-7002.
  2. Kathy will explain the diocesan and parish criteria and send out a preliminary packet of information including a copy of parish policies governing weddings in our Church.


Basic Criteria:

Spokane Diocesan norms require that at least one of the parties be Roman Catholic and that 4 months be allowed for preparing for the sacrament of marriage. This entails that your presiding Roman Catholic priest, or deacon, has established your “freedom to marry” and formatted a preparation plan at least 4 months prior to a date being confirmed.

In the instance of any prior marriages of either party, no date can be set until a Nullity Decree is attained through the appropriate diocese. Kathy Yates can answer any questions regarding annulments as well as guide you through the process if need be.

St Aloysius Catholic Church - Spokane, WA