A video about Matrimony made by the US Bishops.
The Dioceses of Texas have common, specific guidelines for marriage preparation. It consists of an Engaged Couples Encounter, and a parish based Marriage Sponsor couple process.
Please notify the parish office as soon as you begin planning to be married and at least six months before the desired date of your wedding. An initial meeting will also be arranged between the engaged couple and the Marriage Coordinator. A tentative wedding date of up to one year in advance may be reserved at this meeting. To be married at Holy Trinity you must be registered members of the parish.
Once it is ascertained that the couple is free to marry in the Catholic Church and the civil and sacramental requirements have been discussed and understood, the date and time of the wedding can be discussed. Please note that Confirmation is strongly recommended.
You are cautioned against making firm commitments with the reception facilities, caterers, photographers, etc., until your initial meeting with the Marriage Coordinator.
Engaged couples are encouraged to make the required Engaged Couple's Encounter.
A wedding guideline booklet is available from the wedding coordinators.