A meaningful celebration of the Sacrament of Matrimony in the Catholic Church usually implies active membership and participation in a local Catholic parish. Customarily, the wedding ceremony takes place in the parish in which the bride or groom resides or intends to reside, and is celebrated by the pastor, parochial vicar, or deacon of that parish. If you live within the geographical boundaries of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, or if you regularly attend and are registered here, then our Church is the proper place for you to celebrate the sacrament.
Other circumstances may exist, however, which will allow you to schedule your wedding here. For example:
Because marriage is such a serious commitment, the process of preparing for the Sacrament of Matrimony involves several important elements. The preparation process…this period of prayer and discernment…is not simply about preparing a beautiful wedding day. It is about preparing for the rest of your lives together in a faithful, Christian marriage.
For this reason, all wedding arrangements must be made at least six months before the day of the ceremony so that you have sufficient time to allow God to speak to you about His will in your lives.