Father, you have made the union of husband and wife so holy a mystery that it symbolizes the marriage of Christ and his Church.
-Rite of Marriage
Generally marriages are celebrated here at St. Simon when at least one person is a member of the parish. Exceptions are made on a case by case basis. The couple must make an initial contact with one of the parish priests at least six months before the proposed marriage date. At that time, the date and time for the wedding can be reserved on the parish calendar. Confirmation will only be made after all required pre-marital preparations are completed.
For members of the parish preparing for marriage, St. Simon offers two different options for marriage preparation. The first option is for the couples to meet in small groups in the homes of parishioners of St. Simon who are trained to lead couples in a process of addressing marriage issues. Or couples can choose to attend an Engaged Encounter Weekend. Arrangements for participating in these programs are made through one of the parish priests.
You may contact a parish priest by calling 650-967-8311, or email email@example.com