Marriage @ St. Jude of the Lake

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. A wedding is one day; a marriage is for the rest of your life.

The marriage process is outlined in the Marriage Preparation Booklet.

Preparing For Marriage

The preparation process begins at least six months prior to the proposed date of the wedding.

  1. First, download our Marriage Preparation Booklet and the Wedding Music & Liturgy Form.
  2. Next, contact Fr. Chad VanHoose to schedule an appointment by filling out the form below.
  3. A wedding date is scheduled after consultation with the pastor and partial payment of the church booking. Please do not make any other arrangements until a wedding date has been approved by the parish.
  4. Lastly, the required Wedding Workshop date for all couples entering into marriage during the 2022 calendar year will be Saturday, February 25 from 10:00 am to Noon. Please reserve this date in your calendars.


Please print a copy of this Wedding form, complete, scan and return to Rita Bagley at prior to meeting with her or your Wedding Coordinator. Thank you.

IMPORTANT! 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.

Schedule an Appointment to Meet with Fr. Chad