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Holy Matrimony

Congratulations on your engagement! Our staff and parishioners extend our prayers and support as you prepare for the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony.


To be married in the Catholic Church, either the bride or groom needs to be a Roman Catholic practicing his or her faith. Both parties need to be free to marry within the Catholic Church. This freedom to marry will be established at your first meeting with a priest. We kindly ask that you wait to finalize any wedding dates or details until this freedom has been established.


Due to limited resources, our parishes are unable to serve as a wedding venue for non-parishioners who have chosen Stillwater as their wedding reception location. We encourage non-parishioners to work with their own parishes to arrange their wedding.


Please complete and submit the Wedding Request Form to begin the marriage preparation process. All requests for weddings are directed through Mrs. Anna Wahl, Wedding Coordinator, who will contact you to schedule a meeting. Please bring a $100 non-refundable deposit to your first meeting to reserve the church for your ceremony.


Frequently Asked Questions


Resources for Engaged Couples


Living God’s Love

Catholic Engaged Encounter


Natural Family Planning

Integrated FertilityCare Center

Resources from the Archdiocese


Resources for Married Couples


Minnesota Marriage Encounter

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Twin Cities Retrouvaille Marriage Help

Marriage In Christ



Cana Family Institute

Resources from the Archdiocese


Please know that our clergy and staff are available for ongoing discussion on the Sacrament of Marriage and any aspect of married life. Marriage enrichment opportunities are periodically sponsored by parishes and the Archdiocese. Please visit the Office of Marriage and Family Life for more information.


Please contact Fr. Michael Izen, Pastor, at 651-379-1261 with any questions regarding divorce, annulment, or marriage.


Holy Matrimony

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