With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:2-3)
Congratulations in taking the next step of becoming husband and wife in front of God, and loved ones. Saint Bernard Community would be honored in celebrating your matrimony.
To begin your process, please make an appointment as a couple with the priest to be interviewed. Please schedule an appointment six months to one year in advance of your wedding date.
Obtain each one of the following documents:
Baptism certificate; recent copy with marginal notes.
The sworn testimonies of two witnesses about the freedom of both to get married (Provided by the Parish).
- License to marry in the State of California. If you’re already married civilly, then a copy of the wedding record.
Attend a Premarital Preparation Retreat. Must be completed one month prior to wedding date.
Non-refundable deposit of $100 to reserve the date. Total is $500, which includes mass, parish coordinator, and rehearsal.
Musicians outside of the church are acceptable, as long as their music is respectful to the Catholic Church. We can also refer you a singer/musician from the parish to coordinate and conduct the music on your wedding. Additional fees apply.
Mass times for weddings are 10 a.m., 12 p.m., or 2 p.m., depending on availability.