Getting Married: This webpage is for preparing to get married here at St. John's Cathedral. If you are looking for our Marriage Preparation program CLICK HERE.
Staying Married: If you are looking for Catholic Marriage Enrichment opportunities here at the Cathedral parish CLICK HERE.
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 preparation, the actual marriage ceremony, and also to support those who are seeking to continue enriching their marriage.
Requesting to be married here. The day/times are Saturdays: 10:30AM or 1PM. In some cases, weddings are also a possibility on another day if some other parish event has not been previously scheduled. We are an active parish, so NO weddings scheduled on Sundays, Holy Days of Obligation, during Advent, Lent & Holy Week, or other designated days. 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. Contact us at [email protected]
Planning Your Wedding.
Step #1. Complete a Wedding Request Form CLICK HERE.
Questions about this form may be directed to the Event Coordinator at the Parish Office: 208-342-3511 or email [email protected]
Step # 2. See the guidelines CLICK HERE.
Step #3. We will contact you to make an appointment to meet with a pastoral staff member or Deacon.
This appointment will review the process of getting married in our church and to plan for a priest or deacon to help you with marriage preparation. Here you ask questions about the guidelines if you have them.
Step #4. Parish marriage preparation classes CLICK HERE.
St. John’s offers a series of six (6) evening presentations on topics directly related to a Christian Married Life. These classes are taught on one night for six consecutive weeks, after your meeting with the Pastoral Staff your information will be given to Deacon Bill Burns who is going to contact you to register in this program but only if you are doing your pre-marriage classes here at the Cathedral. If you are planning to hold your ceremony in another parish but need to do your Marriage preparation here at the cathedral, please call the office to receive the correct information.
Important Links for wedding planning: Wedding Guidelines | Wedding Request Form | Online Wedding Deposit Payment