Lifelong Formation

Getting Married

Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! We are happy you have decided to marry in the Catholic Church and will be receiving the graces and blessings of the Sacrament of Matrimony. This site provides you with basic information necessary to start the process of getting married in the Catholic Church, from setting your first appointment to the big day.  

When building your wedding ceremony and looking further to your years in married life, the Archdiocese of Chicago works with you to ensure you have every opportunity to create a marriage that echoes the love that God has for us all: a happy, healthy, holy marriage, and a marriage that is truly a grounded in the Lord. For information on when and where the Marriage Preparation classes are held please click here.