Thank you for considering celebrating the Sacrament of Marriage with St. Martha Catholic Church! We are happy that you wish God’s blessing on your union.
Before you make an appointment to see the priest, there are certain requisites you need to know and obtain for the priest. If this will be your first and only marriage, please see the requisites under “First Time Marriages”. If either one of you have had a previous civil marriage, in addition to the requisites in the first time marriages, please refer to the “Previous Marriage-Civil” section. If either you or your fiancée have had a previous marriage in the Catholic Church, in addition to the requisites in “First Time Marriages”, please refer to the “Previous Marriage-Catholic Church” section.
If either is NOT a registered parishioner or do not live within the parish boundaries, you must obtain a letter of permission to marry at St. Martha by your Church near where you live. In some cases, you will need to meet with the priest of your home church who will assist you with the marriage preparation process and arrange to send the wedding file to our archdiocese.
We will need the following documents prior to meeting with the Priest:
First Time Marriages:
- Baptismal Certificate for both parties – updated within the last 6 months. For baptized non-Catholics a letter from their church with baptismal data. This requirement is waived for unbaptized persons.
- Confirmation Certificates for both parties unless one is a non-Catholic.
- Permission Letter from Church you belong to marry at St. Martha’s unless they are parishioners.
- Donation is $750 and $150 is deposited to hold the date. Date will be held after all docs are in order and deposit collected. Musician, Priest, and rehearsal fees are separate. Donation is $500 for registered parishioners of 6 months or more.
- Certificate of Attendance in a marriage preparation program (i.e., Camino del Matrimonio, Pre Cana, or similar program).
- Successful completion of the Fully Engaged survey.
- Copy of Civil Marriage license if civilly married presently.
Previous Marriage – Civil
- Copy of Civil Marriage license for each marriage occurrence.
- Copy of Divorce Decree, if applicable, for each marriage occurrence.
- $100 Money Order or Cashier’s check payable to Archdiocese of Miami for each previous marriage.
Previous Marriage – Catholic Church
- Original Annulment Decree.
- Copy of Death Certificate, if former spouse is deceased.
Once Priest determines your freedom to marriage, the couple will sign a Wedding Agreement.
Please complete a Marriage Application and this can be faxed or scanned and emailed back to the parish or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. A Priest will contact the couple for the intial interview.