Congratulations on your Engagement!
We, your parish family, here at Saint Catherine Labouré are happy to assist you in your preparation for a lifetime together. We know this is an exciting and busy time for both of you and your families and we hope that the resources we share with you will give you a strong foundation for a healthy and happy marriage.
Please see our St Catherine Laboure Wedding Policies 2020 for more specifics on marriage at St. Catherine Labouré.
On the day of your marriage, you will enter into a sacred covenant with God and each other. What you celebrate on your wedding day is the public expression of your commitment to living that covenant each day of your life together. To that end we provide a process of Marriage Preparation for the benefit of your marriage.
The Marriage Preparation process includes but is not limited to FOCCUS Inventory completion, Mentor Couple sessions, “God’s Plan for Love” or “Engagement Encounter Weekend”, and pastoral guidance. Your meetings with the priest or deacon will also provide you with opportunities to discuss the nature of this beautiful sacrament and the importance of your continued spiritual growth as a couple.
If you are planning a wedding please fill out the form below, email or call the parish office at 717-564-1321 as soon as possible to see if the date you request is available and begin marriage preparation, which is a minimum nine to twelve-month process.
If your wedding ceremony is outside of Mass (i.e., does not include the celebration of the Eucharist and Holy Communion), please omit the following from the Nuptial Mass Selection Sheet: altar servers, Music for Mass Acclamations, Preparation of the Gifts/Offertory Chant, Names of people to bring up the bread and wine, Estimated # of Communicants, Communion Song. These will not be needed for your service.