Tuesday, November 14
Marriage Class I: Intro to Marriage Preparation Process
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 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 $500 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 Luisa Guerrero at (415) 674-0424
or submit a request for a wedding packet
Please return a Parishioner Data Form,
a Date Request Form,
and submit a deposit of $250
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., 6:30 p.m.
Fridays: 3:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
What are the fees?
The $250 deposit required to reserve a date is included in the fees listed here. We don't 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 Luisa Guerrero at (415) 674-0424 to request a wedding packet. 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, Luisa 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.) Once you have the wedding packet, please return the parishioner data form and date request with a deposit ($250) in order to begin.
Second Tuesdays (Aquinas Room), & Second Wednesdays (Siena Room), 7:30 p.m. The first class both explains the process and provides an introduction to marriage; the second class is a pizza dinner and 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 Katharine and Dino Ornido via email: email@example.com to reserve your spot.
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 both classes at St. Dominic's, complete the following online Marriage Preparation class. This is a requirement of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
First Thursdays (Aquinas Room) 7:30 p.m. [Effective May 2017, Third Thursdays (Aquinas Room) 7:30 p.m.]
Bill and Pat Turrentine, volunteer teachers with the Couple to Couple League, offer an overview of what NFP is and its importance in Christian marriage. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. (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.)
If you are marrying at St. Dominic’s, attend a Wedding Music Seminar and meet with our Wedding Coordinator.
Parishioner Data Form
Wedding Date/Time __________________________
Rehearsal Date/Time __________________________
Attend Marriage Class I
Attend Marriage Class II
Take FOCCUS Assessment Online
Meet with Marriage & Family Therapist
First Meeting with Priest
Second Meeting with Priest
Third Meeting with Priest
Attend Introduction to NFP
Attend Archdiocesan Retreat
Attend Wedding Music Seminar
Meet with Wedding Coordinator
2 x Reissued Baptismal Certificates
2 x Form A (English or Spanish)
4 x Form B (English or Spanish)
Archdiocesan Retreat Attendance Certificate
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
Church Rental & Wedding Coordinator
Please contact Luisa Guerrero 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 Luisa Guerrero to discuss what preparation might be needed.