The Catholic Church considers marriage a sacrament, and therefore takes marriage and the preparation for marriage very seriously. The Catholic parishes in Waterloo welcome the opportunity to celebrate this important decision with the couple, their families and friends.
A couple should contact the parish as soon as they decide to be married in the Catholic Church. As a general rule, couples should contact the parish at least six months before the marriage.
The pastor, or a parish staff person designated by the pastor, will meet with the couple to explain the preparation process and the documents which will be necessary in order for the marriage to take place. (For baptized persons, this includes a copy of your Baptismal Certificate and a Statutory Declaration of Freedom.)
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See "The Couples Checklist".
• Directory of Catholic Parishes in Waterloo.
• Frequently Asked Questions About Catholic Weddings.
• Guide to Getting Married in the Catholic Church.
• The Catholic Wedding Ceremony.