Q: What is the sacrament of Catholic Matrimony?
A: The Sacrament of Matrimony is the Sacrament that unites a Christian man and woman in lawful marriage. The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament.
Here at St. John's Cathedral we endeavor to assist those who are seeking to be married in the Catholic Church with marriage prepartion, the actual marriage ceremony, and also to support those who are seeking to continue enriching their marriage:
Requesting to be married here
Wedding Requests must be submitted at least six months before the desired wedding date. Please contact the parish office at 208-342-3511 or [email protected] for possible openings. The calendar changes often; dates are only scheduled and confirmed once all documentation and non-refundable down payment are received AND the interested parties have met with the Pastoral Associate to discuss Cathedral dates and assign clergy.
Planning Your Wedding:
STEP 1. See what the guidelines are here at St. John’s Cathedral and if they align with your wedding aspirations. So for example, the available wedding hours are Saturday options: 10AM or 2PM or 7:30PM; weekday availability by request (parish calendar permitting); etc. To see the complete guidelines CLICK HERE
STEP 2. Contact us at [email protected] to initiate the planning process and to plan for a priest or deacon to help you with marriage preparation. Make an appointment to meet with a pastoral staff member (either a Pastoral Associate or Deacon). This appointment will review the process of getting married in our church and the initial down payment (see fees below) will be due to confirm your date and time. If you cancel your wedding for any reason the down payment is non-refundable.
STEP 3. Complete a Wedding Request Form. Questions about this form may be directed to the Event Coordinator at the Parish Office: 208-342-3511 x113 (Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or email [email protected].
STEP 4. Review and sign Wedding Guidelines (see Important Links below)
What times are available for scheduling our wedding?
- Saturday options: 10AM or 2PM or 7:30PM
- Weekday availability by request (parish calendar permitting)
- NO weddings scheduled on Sundays, Holy Days of Obligation, during Advent, Lent, the Paschal Triduum, or other designated days.
Important Links for wedding planning: Wedding Guidelines | Wedding Request Form | Online Wedding Deposit Payment