Marriage and Blessings
Thank you for choosing St. Charles Parish to help celebrate one of the most important days in your life! To get your wedding underway, please contact Dee Anne Hamer, Wedding Coordinator, through the Parish Office at 262-367-0800. Weddings at St. Charles may be held Friday evenings, Saturday mornings at 11:00 am, and Saturday afternoons at 2:00 pm. Exceptions can only be made with the permission of the pastor.
If you would like to celebrate a marriage anniversary at St. Charles Parish, either in a weekend or daily Mass petition, or renew your marriage vows, please contact Beth Thompson, Pastoral Associate.
St. Charles also offers services to bless couples that were not married according to the rites of the Catholic Church. There are a milieu of different circumstances that could merit this, such as a couple being married at a civil ceremony or having a wedding outside of the Catholic Church.
Marriages where one spouse is not Catholic or in cases where the couple was married in a non-Catholic church without receiving the necessary dispensation from the Catholic Church would also qualify as a special circumstance. In some cases, one or both of the spouses had been married previously and were not at the time of the new marriage canonically free to marry again. These are not unique circumstances, nor it is unusual for such couples to ask the Catholic Church to fully recognize their marriage. We welcome all couples looking into this beautiful opportunity!
This process is known as convalidation. If you would like to have your marriage convalidated, or would like more information, please contact the Parish Office at 262-367-0800 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, to explore your situation.
Each couple’s circumstances differ and call for different procedures. The process of convalidating a marriage respects the needs of each couple as well as the teachings of the Catholic Church. Through it, the couple’s experience of married love is interpreted in new context, the paschal mystery, the pattern at the heart of every Christian marriage.
How do I get Married at St. Charles?
- Contact the Wedding Coordinator to check availability of dates. Once a date is set the wedding coordinator will assist you in scheduling a meeting with the Priest and assembling the required paperwork.
How soon do I need to call the church?
The sooner you contact the church the more time you have to complete all the required paperwork.
When can weddings take place?
Weddings are normally scheduled on Saturdays at 11 am or 2 pm. Weddings maybe scheduled on other days of the week except Sundays. No weddings during Advent or Lent.