405 Franklin 
Bellevue, IA 52031
563-872-3234
105 E. Main
Springbrook, IA 52075
563-872-3875
Saturday 4:15 p.m.
Sunday 10:15 a.m.
MASS TIMES
Sunday 8:00 a.m.
MASS TIMES

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MATRIMONY

THE SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY

Wedding arrangements should be made at least 8 months prior to the marriage by contacting the St. Joseph Parish Office (563-872-3234).

One or both of the parties needs to be a registered, practicing member of one of our parishes or provide documentation of the parish where they reside.

Marriage preparation also involves taking the FOCUS test, an Engaged Encounter/Pre-Cana retreat, and a sponsor couple. The couple will need to ensure that the marriage license is in good order by the wedding ceremony.

In addition to the pastor/deacon, other priests/deacons may preside at weddings with pastor’s permission.

Catechism of the Catholic Church 

1601 "The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament."

Catholic Marriage Resources