• Weekend Mass Times

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  • Sunday
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    12:15pm (Spanish)
    9:15am (German, first Sunday of the month)
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  • Wednesday6:00pm
  • Confessions

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Weddings at St. Alphonsus

Checklist for Marriage

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6-10 months before the wedding:
Fill out our wedding date request form. The marriage ministry will contact you after receiving your wedding date registration request form to ensure that your plans can proceed.
Meet with Fr. Michael O'Connell or wedding ministry coordinator to review marriage prep, liturgy planning and needed documents.

Immediately following your meeting with Fr. Mike or wedding ministry coordinator:
Register for the One in Christ marriage seminar. (Payment for the seminar is made at the time of online registration).

6 months before the wedding:
Complete the FOCCUS online survey. FOCCUS survey links were sent to your preferred email addresses; access these links to complete the FOCCUS survey. If 90 days have passed since the links were emailed to you, they will need to be reset. You can contact Mario Serrano to reset the links. Both persons need to complete the survey within the same 90-day period. Click here for more information and a link to the survey.
Order baptism & confirmation certificates from church of baptism. The document must be a hard copy with an evident church seal or stamp. No copies or scanned emails are permitted. They can be sent to or dropped off at St. Alphonsus and will become part of your permanent wedding file.

3 months before the wedding:
Review the music guidelines and select readings.
Review planning forms for music and coordinators (links below), focus on decisions involving those forms
Expect a FOCCUS Facilitating Couple to contact you to review your survey results.
Ensure photographer/videographer fills out our guidelines form

2 months before the wedding:
A St. Alphonsus priest will contact you to arrange a meeting to complete the Pre-nuptial Questionnaire.
Complete the music for the wedding liturgy form
Complete your Wedding Coordinator's planning form and review the church guidelines
Anticipate an introductory email from your wedding coordinator.
Secure Marriage License and bring it to St. Alphonsus. Bring the original license to St. Alphonsus at least one week before your wedding; keep a copy for yourself. On the day of your wedding, the priest will sign it and we will mail it to Cook County Vital Records.