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As one of the seven sacraments in the Catholic Church, marriage is more than a legal contract. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, "the sacrament of matrimony signifies the union of Christ and the Church. It gives spouses the grace to love each other with the love with which Christ has loved his Church."

Planning Your Wedding

Congratulations on your engagement. We are pleased that you have chosen to celebrate your wedding at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church. We welcome the opportunity to work with you as you prepare for your wedding and for your lives together.

Preparing for Marriage at SMG

Initial Steps

Step 1 - Read Guidelines for Planning Your Wedding

Step 2 - Complete Marriage Request Form

Step 3 - Send us your sacramental records and other documents

Step 4 - Meet with a priest or deacon to complete your Prenuptial Investigation

Wedding Fees

Pay Wedding Fees Online

Wedding Liturgy Planning Resources


If you have any questions or need further information, please contact our Marriage Prep Coordinator at 608-268-2982 or

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