Planning Your Wedding



STEP 1: Become familiar with Catholic marriage at  Then download the St Michael Wedding Packet

St Michael Wedding Packet

STEP 2:  Please call the church office at 925-447-1585 to set up an appointment to meet with a priest. During this interview, the priest or deacon will ask the bride and groom questions to determine if they are free to marry.  If they are not yet free to marry, they must complete the paperwork dispensations and/or annulments.  An in-person meeting with the priest of deacon will be scheduled at this time. 

STEP 3: Couple meets with a priest in person with the completed Wedding Packet.  They choose a wedding date and pay 30% of church fee as a non-refundable deposit.  Both the bride and the groom must attend together.

STEP 4: The Wedding Coordinator will contact the couple and provide detailed information for the process toward their wedding. You will receive a  preferred vendor list included in the Wedding Information Folder. If you would like to use additional musicians, you MUST contact our Director of Music for further information PRIOR to booking them.


All paperwork, fees and outside clergy Letter of Suitability must be submitted to the church office no later than 45 days before wedding.  Missing paperwork may cause the wedding to be canceled.


Marriage Prep Classes

Starting April 15, 2019 Marriage Prep and Marriage Convalidation prep will be available at St. Michael’s. Call the church office for further information. Or, you may use the link below to register for classes offered through the Oakland Diocese.

Register for Marriage Prep and NFP Classes

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