Celebrating your Wedding at St. Peter Parish
Congratulations! Preparing for and celebrating a marriage is a joyful and graced time in the lives of men and women. The people and staff of Saint Peter Parish share your joy as you prepare for this important step in your lives. As a parish we promise you our love, support and understanding both now and in the future as well.
Registering For a Wedding Date:
Please call the parish (617-547-4235 x118) to schedule an appointment to look at possible dates. We will be happy to help you with this, and will do our best to accommodate your preferences. We do not confirm or assign wedding dates in a phone conversation. We suggest that the church date and time be secured before placing a deposit on a reception hall. Generally Saturday weddings can be scheduled between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM or after 5:30 PM. Sunday weddings can be scheduled after 1:30 PM. Visiting clergy are always welcome to officiate at your wedding.
Couples are asked to participate in a marriage preparation program, and the parish staff will be happy to assist you in finding a program.
Records you will need:
Records of your Baptism and Confirmation (for Catholic participants) and a Marriage License are required before the wedding date. The license can be applied for at any city or town hall in Massachusetts, and is valid for 60 days after issuance.
Planning Your Wedding:
The parish staff is Happy to help you with the selection of the Scripture Readings, Music, and all the elements of your wedding ceremony. Please call or email our Director of Music is Doreen Gulledge at [email protected]), 617-547-4235 x118.
Other Items Often Asked:
Photography and video are permitted. You may provide flowers for the church. Aisle runners are not allowed for safety reasons. You may have your receiving line at the church. We have limited parking behind the church and in our lot at the corner of Concord and Manassas Avenues.
Wedding fees include: Church – $300, Organist/Pianist – $250, Cantor – $200, Altar Server – $20, Celebrant – at the discretion of the couple.
If we have missed anything please do not hesitate to speak up and allow us the opportunity to be of service.
The Sacrament of Matrimony
The Church has a rich tradition on sacramental marriage and covenantal union. The Old Testament authors write of God making a covenant with the chosen people and promising them that they will never be forsaken. The New Testament authors write of Jesus as the new covenant and compare the relationship of Jesus with the Church to the relationship of a husband and wife. The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership for the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring.
Matrimony, or Marriage, like Holy Orders, is a sacrament that consecrates for a particular mission in building up the Church. It is seen as a sign of the love between Christ and the Church, which is established between spouses in a permanent and exclusive bond, sealed by God. The Sacrament gives couples the grace they need to attain holiness in their married life and for responsible acceptance and upbringing of their children.