Congratulations on your engagement and we look forward to helping you prepare for the Sacrament of Matrimony!  


Step 1: Meet with the Director of Weddings and the Pastor to begin the preparation process.  Please contact the Director of Weddings at: to set-up an initial meeting.


Step 2: Begin Parish Preparation Program

  • Complete the FOCCUS Inventory prior to the next meeting with the clergy

  • Attend Celebrating Your Love:  Diocesan Retreat Day (Pre-Cana)

  • Participate in 6 Evenings for the Engaged. Led by a couple from St. Gabriels, this program is a small group preparation class that uses the Beloved series.  The program consists of six consecutive weekday (evening) sessions.  


      Attend an Engaged Encounter weekend (Friday - Sunday retreat)

      click here for registration information


Certificates of completion from both preparation programs must be provided to St. Gabriels upon completion.


Step 3: Meet with the Presider to plan the Liturgy for the Wedding Mass.  Contact the Director of Weddings to set up a meeting.  


Preparation Forms and Information

The Wedding Guidelines packet includes information about your wedding day, rehearsal, flowers, music, etc.  


A copy of the Florist/Musician/Photographer guidelines must be signed by your vendors and returned to the Director of Weddings.





The Wedding Party Information Form will help our Parish Wedding Coordinator to facilitate the rehearsal.  Please send a copy to the Director of Weddings.


Completed forms can be emailed to: or mailed to the Parish Office, Attention: Laury Sweetnam