Because we are a stewardship parish, it is our sincere hope that you remain part of our ongoing community here at St. Barnabas. We look forward to having you join us in worship and activities. We invite you as a couple to get involved in our parish community. It will truly enhance your marriage and family life. St. Barnabas makes its facilities and staff available to the couple during the months of Marriage Preparation and the actual Wedding Day. For these services a donation is generally made which goes to the Parish.
For registered parishioners, the fee for Weddings is $450.00 and for non-parishioners with special permission from the pastor the fee is $550.00. Due to difficulties in the past, these fees must be paid before or at your first appointment with a priest or deacon. No weddings will be scheduled until the first meeting and fees are paid in full. Some people have asked why there is such a fee. Our parish has enormous expenses with electric, maintenance, grounds keeping, sacristan salary, taxes, and general upkeep. When you think of what the wedding dress alone costs, we feel this is good stewardship and our fee is a reasonable donation. If, however you feel you cannot afford this fee please feel free to speak to the pastor, priest or deacon assisting you. Do not let this be a reason to prevent you from having a Church wedding. You may wish to thank the priest or deacon with a stipend of your choice, they are not compensated for weddings by the parish.
Alcohol is prohibited on the grounds before, during or after your wedding. If there is champagne it must be kept in the car. Please make sure that all persons in the wedding party are sober and respectful of the Church and the Sacrament.
With all this in mind, have a wonderful wedding and God bless you both in your new life to come as husband and wife!