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.
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.
Once the couple has spoken with the priest and has decided to marry them, a date can be reserved.
We ask that each one bring 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 (a certificate will be given to the couple stating they attended the retreat). We ask that the couple completes this one month prior to their wedding date.
For weddings, we ask for a donation of $500, which includes mass, parish coordinator, and rehearsal.
The donation does not include music.
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.
For weddings held on Saturdays, mass times are 10:00 a.m.,
12:00 p.m., or 2:00 p.m., depending on availability.
Requests for weddings to be celebrated on other days require the permission of the pastor.
Missing a sacrament? Join RCIA! It is a free class and can be taken during your preparation for marriage.
Click here to be directed to our RCIA page for more information.