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Congratulations on your engagement! Matrimony celebrates the love of a man and a woman for each other. Please contact our parish office at 708-771-8250 to set up a time to meet with one of our priests to begin the preparations to receive this Sacrament. They will also assist you in planning the church details for your special day.
The Archdiocese of Chicago requires all couples to attend a marriage preparation course called PreCana. This one-day program helps couples develop a deeper understanding of the sacrament, evaluate and strengthen their readiness for married life, and gain insights into themselves as individuals and as a couple. It is available in English, Spanish, and Polish. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, this is a virtual session.
Resources You Will Need
- St. Luke and St. Bernardine Marriage Preparation Guidelines
- Planning a Catholic Marriage in the Chicago Archdiocese
- Archdiocese of Chicago PreCana Program
- St. Luke and St. Bernardine Parish – Wedding Music Guidelines (coming soon)
The Sacrament of Matrimony is usually scheduled at St. Luke Church at 1:00 or 3:00 pm on Saturdays. At St. Bernardine Church the time is determined by arrangement with a priest.