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:
Please contact Kathy Yates, Marriage Pastoral Associate, at 509-313-7002.
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.
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.
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