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Information About Weddings

Posted on Jun 22 , 2014 in Uncategorized

Information About Weddings
 
NORMS REGARDING WEDDINGS
 
These are the wedding norms in our Church. Please read them carefully before making your reservation so that you may see if these rules, especially those in bold type, are acceptable to you. Our Office does not entertain changes or innovations. Kindly inform your parents of our policies. Be reminded that the time pressure is the main factor in formulating them. This is the reason for the emphasis on restricting singing, offertory procession, etc.
 
BASIC REQUIREMENTS
  • Canonical interview at least one month before the wedding.
  • New baptismal & confirmation certificate with the annotation for marriage.
  • Marriage License, or, if civilly married. Married Contract with registry number.
  • Php 500.00 deposit upon application (not refundable).
  • PRE-CANA SEMINAR: 1 Seminar 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
REQUIREMENTS FOR MARRIAGE WITH FOREIGNERS
 
Besides the basic requirements, the following are needed:
  • Certificate of freedom from the foreigner's national consulate/embassy.
  • Japanese citizens must have Clearance from Fr. Toro Mishimoto Office at Travelers Life Building, #490 T.M. Kalaw St, Ermita, Manila, Tel. 525-35-17
  • A letter of clearance from the Archdiocesan Chancery with office at 121 Arzobispo St., Intramuros, Manila, Tel. 527-76-31 to 36; 527-39-55.
REQUIREMENTS FOR MARRIAGE BETWEEN CATHOLIC AND NON-CATHOLIC
 
Besides the basic requirements, the following are needed:
  • Baptismal certificate of both parties.
  • Certification of freedom to marry from the Non-Catholic Minister or Pastor.
  • Proclamation of Banns for the Catholic party.
  • Dispensation of Mixed Marriage or Disparitas cultus. As the case may be.
REGULATIONS
 
WEDDING DAYS
 
Tuesday to Saturday:
8:30 AM
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
 
Offering
 
Php 8,000.00
 
It includes mass, organist, red carpet and 10 pots of green plants at the middle aisle, flowers at the altar, candles, usherettes, lector and commentator.
Other floral arrangement could be allowed with permission from our office.
 
Other Fees
  • Electricity for video, Php 500.00 — only 1 spot light allowed
  • Guest Priest – Stipend is Php 600.00, present photo copy of Authorization to solemnize marriage.
Time
 
In wedding with Mass, if there is a delay of more than 15 minutes, the Mass is omitted.
 
Entourage
 
Arranged by Parish personnel
 
Singing
  • No love songs in the church, i.e. during and after the mass.
  • Singing shall only take place at the offertory, communion and at the end of the Mass and it should be all liturgical songs.
Sponsors
 
We accept a maximum of six (6) pairs only.
 
Video and Picture Taking
 
To ensure that taking photographs and video filming will not cause disturbance:
  • Mandatory accreditation of photographers and video filmers to the parish church. Proper comportment required of them.
  • Definite place of photographers and video filmers in the sanctuary to minimize unnecessary movements.
Only one lighting accessory is permitted.
 
Church Dress Code
  • This applies to the bride and her entourage (mga abay):
  • The gown should be appropriate to the solemn occassion of the Sacrament of Marriage.
  • During the Church ceremony, if you happen to be wearing a backless, strapless or a spaghetti-strapped dress, kindly ensure that you have shawl/bolero to pair it up with in accordance to proper Church attire.
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