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Wedding guidelines

Marriage preparation diocesan policy

April 9, 2019

Couples contemplating marriage in the Diocese of Jefferson City are encouraged to contact the pastor or pastoral administrator of the parish where they would like to marry six months (minimum four months) prior to the desired date of the wedding. This notification is not to take place by way of a third party relative. The…

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Diocesan guidelines for the celebration of marriage

January 1, 2019

The engaged couple are to contact the priest and parish at least six months prior to their desired wedding date. Weddings during the regularly scheduled Sunday Masses are legitimate. This encourages greater participation in this sacrament by both the invited guests and the local community.  Regarding the selection of chants, no. 30 of the Introduction…

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