Requirements for a Wedding Mass:

Weddings, Holy Unions, and Vow Renewals

"I now pronounce you husband and wife"...

These are some of the most beautiful words a clergy person has the priviledge in pronouncing. They indicate that two people just united their lives before God and their witnesses, and testified their unconditional love for one another.

When it comes to that special moment in the life of your couple, we are flexible to work with your desires. We can have your wedding wherever you desire. Our clergy is fluent in both Spanish and English.

Furthermore, StJDCC will be alongside every step of the way, helping you personalize and tailor the ceremony to your circumstances and desires.

We ask that you contact us at least 6 months in advance of the date you plan to hold your wedding as this will allow us to provide you with orientation and preparation for this wonderful sacrament.

Interdenominational: If your spouse is non-Catholic, we can arrange a ceremony for the occasion. Please indicate so when you mail your application to us.

Previously divorced: If you have been preciously married and are now divorced, we can help you in obtaining a church annulment for you to be re-married by the Church.

Vow Renewals

Wedding Anniversary...Renewing your vows?

We would be honored to help you celebrate this joyous occassion. Please fill out and mail the appliaction to us at least 3 months in advance of the date you plan to hold your vow ceremony to ensure the date is reserved for you. We will still work with you if you contact us later than the deadline.


Fill out the application and mail it to:

PO Box 18354, Long Beach, CA 90807

Baptism certificates for both applicants

First Communion certificates for both applicants

Attendance to pre-marital counseling

A license to marry from the county where the wedding will take place

A $100 non refundable deposit will be required at the time of scheduling the wedding date. If wedding is cancelled, deposit will only be refunded if we are given a ONE month advance notice



Same-sex Weddings and Holy Unions?



Holy Unions

If history has taught us anything is that Gays and Lesbians are also God's children and deserve to have their relationships honored and blessed like everyone's else.

Holy Union is a term used to indicate the religious ceremony between two people of the same gender. Although it may or may not be legally recognized, our community honors relationships where there is love.

Through this mass two people unite their lives in front of God and their witnesses, and testify their unconditional love for each other.

All the services provided for a wedding apply to Holy Unions. Complete and mail the application in time just as the wedding section denotes.


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