Marriage · Weddings

Wedding dates should be reserved as soon as possible, but no later than six months in advance of the desired date. Weddings may be scheduled in the church on Saturdays at 1:00pm and 3:00pm only. The chapel may be reserved for smaller weddings and vow renewals. All wedding arrangements are to be made by appointment with a priest.

Please contact our business office (773.631.4127) to arrange a meeting with a priest and obtain additional information regarding your wedding at St. Juliana Parish. Our wedding FAQs may help answer some questions in the meantime. You are welcome to have a priest friend or family member celebrate your wedding mass but you will still need an introductory meeting with one of our clergy members to begin the process.

All couples are required to complete an archdiocesan-certified PreCana program prior to the wedding day. Our parish offers PreCana sessions; please contact Margie Shiel about the PreCana schedule. The archdiocesan Family Ministries Office also provides PreCana and many helpful resources for marriage preparation.

PreCana Marriage Preparation Program

An engaged couple marrying in the Catholic Church is required to attend a PreCana marriage preparation course through an archdiocesan-approved program. PreCana, in conjunction with meetings with the priest/celebrant, provides engaged couples with a comprehensive process for preparing for and living a marriage for a lifetime.

You may complete our local PreCana program, or one offered through the archdiocesan Family Ministries Office. Here, volunteer married parishioner couples facilitate our PreCana gatherings. Each PreCana takes place in a faciliatator couple's home, usually on one weekend day over a six-hour period. The two facilitator couples make short presentations, introduce workbook exercises, facilitate and encourage discussion, and provide hospitality and a peaceful, prayerful space. The facilitators and five to seven engaged couples work together to pray, reflect, discuss and share their stories and their life journeys. There is no cost to attend a PreCana program.

If you are interested in attending a St. Juliana PreCana please contact Margie Shiel.

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Wedding FAQs

  • What are your wedding fees?

    The parish offering for registered parishioners in good standing is $600. The non-parishioner fee is $750. In both cases, the offering includes the music director and wedding attendant fees.
  • Do we need to be parishioners to get married at St. Juliana Parish?

    No, it is not required but we welcome you to join our church family and would be more than happy to register you at any time.
  • Can we bring in our own priest?

    Yes, visiting priests from the Archdiocese of Chicago are welcome to preside at weddings. If from another diocese they must provide a recent letter assuring the suitability of their ministry. At your introductory meeting with our priest you will be provided with more information.
  • Can you pencil in our wedding on your calendar to hold the date?

    Only a priest can book a wedding date on the calendar but we would me more than happy to check if a few dates are available; email or call our office at 773.631.4127.
  • We would like to book our wedding at St. Juliana Parish. What do we do next?

    Congratulations! Your next step is to contact the office to book an appointment with one of our parish priests. They will guide you in your wedding preparations.
  • I would like to obtain a copy of a marriage certificate for a wedding performed at St. Juliana Parish.

    Please complete a sacramental records inquiry request to obtain a copy of the certificate of marriage.
  • How do we arrange for a mass celebrating a renewal of wedding vows?

    Wedding vow renewals are typically celebrated in our chapel. Contact the parish office to determine availability and arrange for a celebrant.
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