Weddings are usually celebrated on Saturdays at 12:00 Noon or 2:30 PM or on Friday afternoon or early evening. Due to the busy Sunday Mass schedule, no weddings are celebrated on Sundays at St. Michael.
Please contact Marcia Farrell or Helen Moran in the Parish office (708) 349-0903 for information on booking a Wedding.
A wedding liturgy/music planning workshop is offered several times a year to explain all choices for the wedding Mass or ceremony. The liturgy is also discussed with the priest during preparation meetings.
Wedding liturgy/music workshops will be offered this year on Saturday mornings from Noon to 1:30 PM. Please contact the parish office for dates.
The Planning Wedding Worksheet can be downloaded and used in conjunction with the Together for LIfe book to finalize liturgy and music choices. This sheet must be returned to the parish office one month before your wedding.
We are in need of women or men who are organized and like weddings to conduct our wedding rehearsals. Rehearsals usually take place at 6:00 PM on Friday evenings or at 5:00 PM on Thursday afternoons. Facilitators are also encouraged to attend the wedding to assist the couple and their family and friends and ensure that the wedding goes smoothly. If you would like to join this joyful ministry, contact Mary Beth Mallet at firstname.lastname@example.org or Pat Chuchla, in the Worship Office, at 708-873-4652, email@example.com.
For further information, see the booklet above. Statistics show that those who engage in serious pre-marital preparation are more likely to enter into lasting marriages. The Church requires marriage preparation for all who are getting ready to marry in the Church. St. Michael parish offers engaged couples a two-session Marriage Preparation process. In the two evening sessions, a group of engaged couples meet with a married “leader” couple to discuss relevant topics to set the foundation for a successful and happy marriage.
Before coming to a Marriage Preparation session, couples take the FOCCUS premarital inventory online. This helps to lead the subsequent preparation discussion. FOCCUS results are interpreted with a parish FOCCUS coach, one-on-one, at a third evening session arranged individually with your assigned coach. Marriage Preparation group sessions are offered at St. Michael. Please contact Pat Chuchla, Pastoral Associate, at (708) 873-4652 for specific dates and times.
Please call Marcia Farrell or Helen Moran in the Parish Office (708) 349-0903 to register for a Marriage Preparation session.
Couples may also attend one of the marriage preparation programs offered through the Archdiocese of Chicago or call 312- 534-8201. Programs offered are one-day Pre-Cana Workshop or an online program that can be taken by couples unable to attend classes together due to being separated by distance. In-person marriage preparation is preferable.
The Archdiocese of Chicago also offers Natural Family Planning (NFP) workshops and an online NFP course. Contact the Office for Family Ministries for more information.
We always welcome happily married couples who wish to serve as a part of this ministry. As a Leader Couple you’ll get the opportunity to mentor young couples while bringing yourselves closer in your own relationship. Call Pat in the Worship office if you would like to join this ministry. firstname.lastname@example.org or 873-4652.
If you are celebrating a milestone in your marriage and wish to renew your vows or receive a blessing, please contact Marcia Farrell in the parish office for more information. (708) 349-0903.