The following documents are required when being married in the Roman Catholic Church.
All documents are to be submitted to the Wedding Coordinator (Marilena Berardinelli) a minimum of three weeks before the wedding date. To ensure that forms are not misplaced, please place your documents in an envelope addressed to: Wedding Coordinator, c/o Marilena Berardinelli.
1. Baptismal Certificates
All Christians being married are required to present an updated certificate of Baptism, issued within six months of their marriage date.
Catholic– DO NOT submit your original baptismal certificate or a photocopy of your original baptismal certificate. To procure a recent copy of you baptismal certificate you must contact the church at which you were baptized, regardless of whether the church is located in Canada or abroad.
Christian– Christians who have been baptized must must also provide a recent copy of their baptismal certificate (issued within 6 months of their marriage date).
In the case that one cannot obtain a re-issued baptismal certificate…
…a notarized statement (affidavit) is required. The affidavit requires:
– two witnesses (that were physically present at your baptismal ceremony)
– to attest to you receiving the Sacrament of Baptism
– it must state the date and
– the name of the church at which the Sacrament took place.
2. Civil Marriage License
It is the responsibility of the couple to obtain a civil license. A license can be obtained a maximum of three months prior to the marriage date.
For information on how to obtain a marriage license, CLICK HERE.
The marriage license and the accompanying envelope must be submitted. DO NOT write on the envelope.
3. Marriage Preparation Course
If you completed a Marriage Preparation course at a parish other than St. Basil’s, a certificate testifying the completion of the course must be submitted.
On a separate sheet of paper, please submit the names and address of your witnesses.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All fees relating to your wedding at Saint Basil’s are to be submitted a minimum of two weeks before the wedding date. All fees should be given to the Director of Music, John Paul Farahat. This topic will be addressed in your meeting with John Paul Farahat.