"Take this ring,
in the name of the Father,
and the Son, and the Holy Spirit."
"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." (Code of Canon Law, can. 1055 §1; cf. Gaudium et Spes 48 §1.)
Contact: Robert Frazier in the Liturgy Office at 630.355.4545 ext 125
The Diocese of Joliet requires an engagement period of at least six months before the date of the wedding and attendance at a marriage-preparation program. St. Raphael requires either the bride, the groom or the parents of either to be registered as a parishioner for at least three months before contacting us to set a date. Also required of the couple are completion of a FOCCUS questionnaire and attendance at a planning workshop for the wedding Mass/ceremony. For more information about celebrating a wedding at St. Raphael, please read the Wedding Guidelines .
* Photograph used with permission from Kramer Photographers.
Stop by room 162 and view the originals.