Wednesday, November 10
Marriage Prep Class I
We rejoice with you! We hope you will use this special time to deepen your relationship. A wedding is only for a day; a marriage is for a lifetime. Some people wish to marry at St. Dominic's; others wish to be married elsewhere. Some mixed-religion couples wish to be married by a minister or rabbi, but want their marriage recognized by the Church. Whatever your circumstances, we wish to assist.
Sorry, we can’t prepare everyone, but we can help those who are:
The Archdiocese of San Francisco requires a six-month preparation period.
We will prepare your required paperwork here and send it to the parish where you will be married. A total fee of $650 covers all of the classes required for preparation.
If you are not a parishioner or an associate member, please contact the pastor, Fr. Michael Hurley, O.P., to explain your special circumstances.
Contact Lolita Clemenson at (415) 567-7824 x 103
Please return a Marriage Covenant,
and submit a deposit of $1000
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
Requests for Fridays are considered on a case-by-case basis
No weddings occur on Sundays or during Lent
Thursdays: 3:30 p.m.
Fridays: 3:30 p.m.
What are the fees?
The $1000 deposit required to reserve a date is applied to the fees listed here. We do not turn away couples because of financial hardship. Talk to the priest assigned about what arrangements can be made.
To begin the process or have your questions answered, please call Lolita Clemenson at (415) 567-7824 Ext. 103. If you are not a parishioner or an associate member, please write a letter directly to the pastor to explain your special circumstances. In order to serve you, Lolita will have to ask whether either one of you has been married, even in a civil ceremony. (If previously married and the former spouse is alive, we need to secure an annulment. Sorry, no wedding date can be set until both parties are free to marry; the timing will vary depending on the case.)
The first class both explains the process and provides an introduction to marriage; the second class is a discussion on "Alive Marriages." The classes are offered to the couples on consecutive Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Contact Deacon Dino and Katharine Ornido via email: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. Due to COVID-19, these classes are being offered on Zoom.
Couple to Couple League Certified Volunteer Couples offer an overview of what NFP is and its importance in Christian marriage. Reservations are required. Please contact Deacon Bill and Pat Turrentine by email: email@example.com to reserve a spot. (A full course of 3 classes to learn the method of NFP is also offered. More information with dates and fees for this course can be found at www.ccli.org.) Due to COVID-19, this class is being offered on Zoom.
This is a wonderful opportunity for you as a couple to learn each other’s ideas about the different aspects that make a good marriage, and to identify those areas that still need to be discussed. It is not intended to assess compatibility or determine your marriage success.
These meetings will explore the spirituality of the marriage, deepening your relationship, handling conflict and improving your communication.
In addition to the classes at St. Dominic's, complete one of the following programs. This is a requirement of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
If you are marrying at St. Dominic’s, attend a Wedding Music Seminar and meet with our Wedding Coordinator.
Wedding Date/Time __________________________
Rehearsal Date/Time __________________________
Attend Marriage Prep I
Attend Marriage Prep II
Attend Introduction to NFP
Complete FOCCUS Inventory Online
Meet with Marriage & Family Therapist
Complete Engaged Couples Program
First Meeting with Priest
Second Meeting with Priest
Third Meeting with Priest
Attend Wedding Music Seminar
Meet with Wedding Coordinator
Reissued Baptismal Certificates (Bride and Groom)
Form A x2 (English or Spanish)
Form B x2 (English or Spanish)
Engaged Couple Program Certificate of Completion
Marriage License from City Hall (Contact the County Clerk at 415-554-4950 to make an appointment)
Blue Form (marrying outside the Archdiocese)
Dispensation: Catholic marrying a non-Catholic
Dispensation: Marriage by non-Catholic minister
Marriage Prep, Church Rental & Wedding Coordinator
Please contact Lolita Clemenson to discuss what steps may be needed before a wedding date can be set.
You can prepare for a Convalidation to convert a civil marriage into the marriage sacrament. Contact Lolita Clemenson to discuss what preparation might be needed.