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Marriage

How Do I Arrange to be Married at St. John's?

Couples planning to marry must contact one of the Priests or Deacons 9 to 12 months prior to the tentative date of marriage. Participation in Witness to Love, our marriage preparation program is required. Call the parish office at 410-647-4884 to be put in touch with a Priest or Deacon.

What are the Policies and Procedures for Weddings at St. John's?

Marriage Resources

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Want to learn about Natural Family Planning?

The Creighton Model FertilityCare System is a modern, precise, and effective system of family planning that can be used by couples either to achieve or to avoid pregnancy. It is based upon knowledge and understanding of women’s naturally-occurring phases of fertility and infertility. Couples learn to recognize patterns that indicate times of fertility and infertility that help them make informed, deliberate choices regarding the achievement or avoidance of pregnancy.  Click here for more info.

Where can I get information about the Annulment Process?

While recognizing that with the exchange of marital vows God takes two persons and makes them one flesh, the Church knows that there are times when an element necessary for a valid marriage is missing. If a person claims that something was missing from a marriage to make it invalid, that person has the right to seek the assistance of a tribunal. Most often the person asking for a declaration of nullity (commonly referred to as an annulment) will be a Catholic or a person who is now seeking to marry a Catholic. Information on the annulment process can be obtained from the archdiocesan website or by calling the marriage tribunal office at 410-547-5533. For a quick intro to the subject, and to avoid much mis-inforamtion, read 12 Myths about Marriage Annulments in the Catholic Church.