Couples contemplating marriage in the Diocese of Harrisburg are to approach the pastor of either party at least 9 to 12 months before the date on which they plan to marry. A tentative date for the wedding may be set, but no date may be finalized until the priest or deacon establishes the couple’s freedom to marry and determines their readiness for marriage.
Once the couple meets with the priest they can either choose the Engaged Encounter Weekend or the Parish Based Mentor Couple Program. Father will give that information to you at the first meeting. Please click the link at the bottom of the page for our policies regarding weddings held here at Saint Patrick’s Church.