Marriage

Getting married is one of the most important decisions in your life, and we are happy you have chosen to be married in the Catholic Church. Know that All Souls supports and cares about you, your special day, and your future as a married couple. We congratulate and pray that as you begin your new life journey together, you will continue on your faith-journey together as well .

We realize the planning process for a wedding often includes many liturgical decisions for the Mass or Ceremony. We created two brochures that provide you with our parish policies and guidelines as you begin making your arrangements with us. These provide information on music selection, art & environment, flowers, Mass/Ceremony times, required documentation, photography, and fees.

Wedding Guidelines
Music Guidelines

Please read through our policies and guidelines thoroughly. You must be a registered and active parishioner at All Souls (St. Ann, St. James, or St. John) for at least one year before we will consider wedding date requests. If you grew up in any of our former parishes and your family continues to be active members, you may have your wedding celebrated here. You must, however, provide a written statement from the Catholic parish where you are registered indicating you attend Mass regularly. The Sacrament of Marriage is an important step in your faith life. To live your Catholic faith, you must be true to your commitment and obligation to regularly attend Sunday and Holy Day Masses.

Schedule Your Dates

Your first step is to email office@allsoulscatholicparish.org or call us at 708.895.6700 to reserve the date for your wedding. Ideally this should be done at least six months from your desired date. We strongly advise that you make your church arrangements before ANY other arrangements, such as reception halls, honeymoon, etc. Once your church date is secured, our Marriage Ministry will contact you to begin your preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage.  Congratulations!

Holy Orders

Do you feel a called to be a priest or a deacon? Have family or friends suggested the priesthood or other vocations to you? If you have felt drawn or curious, no matter how old you are, please take some time to consider it.

Speaking with a priest you know well or admire can help clarify your vocation process. Or feel free to contact Fr. Mark or visit the Archdiocese of Chicago website for more information: Vocations – Archdiocese of Chicago.