Marriage is one of the most important commitments a person can make. The Catholic Church requires marriage preparation to help a couple understand and prepare for this commitment. The preparation process at St. Jude of the Lake is designed to help the couple build a solid foundation for a life-long covenant of love. The marriage process is outlined in the Wedding Booklet.

The preparation process begins at least six months prior to the proposed date of the wedding. Please contact Fr. Cory Rohlfing at 651-426-3245 or email him to schedule an appointment to begin the preparation process. A wedding date is scheduled after consultation with the pastor and partial payment of the church donation. Please do not make any other arrangements until a wedding date has been approved by the parish.

Either the bride or the groom or their parents must be registered and active members of the parish in order to celebrate a wedding in the parish. An active parishioner is one who participates regularly in the Sunday Eucharist and shares his/her time, talent and treasure with the parish community.