To be married in St. Joseph Church, you must be a REGISTERED and PRACTICING member of the parish. Couples contemplating marriage must make arrangements by calling the rectory at least one year in advance of the intended date. Recent (dated no earlier than six months prior to the wedding) copies of Baptismal and Confirmation records are required as well as Pre-Cana class attendance.
The Diocese of Allentown offers the One in Christ Marriage Seminar to prepare couples for the Sacrament of Matrimony. One is Christ presents both the sacramental theology and the practical “tools” of Christian marriage to help you reach an understanding of how marriage is a participation in the life of Heaven and what that means for your lives here on earth. Please contact the Office of Marriage and Family Life Formation for assistance and dates of meetings.
DIOCESE OF ALLENTOWN OFFICE OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE FORMATION
Provides marriage preparation programs, enrichment programs for married couples, families, the separated, divorced and widowed, Anniversary Mass celebration.
Mr. Robert Olney, Coordinator
(610) 289-8900 ext. 24