wed1Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for considering Holy Spirit or St. Mary Magdalen for your wedding celebration.

To begin the process, at least six to nine months prior to the desired wedding date, call the Holy Spirit Pastoral Center at 323-935-1333 or the St. Mary Magdalen Rectory at 310-652-2444 to schedule an appointment with a priest or deacon. Begin gathering your paperwork, which will include a recent copy of baptismal, first communion, and confirmation certificates for Catholics. The priest or deacon will tell you what additional paperwork is needed.

Once approved to proceed, contact the Pastoral Center or Rectory to schedule a date for the wedding. Weddings are typically held on Saturdays at 10 am, 12 pm, and 2 pm. The donation for a wedding Mass is $500 and a $200 non-refundable deposit is required to hold the date.

Resources
For Your Marriage, an initiative from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Marriage Preparation classes
The Office of Family Life at the Archdiocese offers many difference marriage preparation classes, including Engaged Encounter weekends. View the 2016 schedule here.

Contacts: Holy Spirit – Estela Chaidez 323-404-2014
St. Mary Magdalen – Cristina Echeverria 323-369-5857