You have the option of two locations to hold your Roman Catholic wedding ceremony within our parish. After reviewing the options and information below, please contact Pastor Fr Jarlath Quinn at firstname.lastname@example.org to set a date and arrange a meeting to discuss the details of preparing for the sacrament of matrimony. Fr. Quinn ordinarly meets with couples on Saturday mornings at 10AM at St. Peter's Parish Center to assist with marriage preparations
Two Special Downtown NYC Churches for Weddings
Our two parish locations are all unique. If you are planning a large wedding, the very first Catholic parish in New York, St. Peter's Church, a historical landmark building, possesses a stunning grandeur and can accomodate a large wedding party and hundreds of guests. If you want to be married in a more intimate church setting, full of warmth and exquisite early American architectural detail, Our Lady of the Rosary has a spectacular location at the tip of Manhattan.
Our pastor, Father Jarlath Quinn, will assist you in arranging your preparation for marriage and help coordinate your wedding ceremony plans. We perform weddings for non-parishioners, provided that they are free to marry according to the norms of the Catholic Church.
Christian Vision of Marriage
In our Church tradition, marriage is much more than a human contract. It is a solemn covenant and a Christian vocation. The Christian family springs from a sacramental marriage as a reflection of the loving covenant uniting Christ with the Church. Firmly established in the Lord, the unity of marriage will radiate from the equal personal dignity of wife and husband, a dignity acknowledged by their mutual and total love. This love will manifest to all people the Savior's living presence in the world, and the genuine nature of the Church. This is realized in the Christian family by generous fruitfulness, solidarity and faithfulness, and the loving way in which all the members of the family work together.
Planning Your Wedding Ceremony
In order that sufficient time be given for a proper preparation for the very special sacrament of marriage, the Archdiocese of New York requests that engaged couples allow at least six months between the initial arrangements and the actual ceremony. Please contact Fr. Quinn by email at Fr.Quinn@outlook.com or at 7184046655 to begin the planning process.
A priest relative or friend may be permitted to officiate at the marriage. Sufficient notice, however, must be given so that he may be delegated by the priest arranging your marriage, and also be registered with the civil authorities to perform marriages in New York City. An approved ritual must be followed.
Costs of Matrimony Services
If you are not a registered parishioner of St. Peter's Church, the parish requires a $2000 fee (not including the customary gratuity for the celebrant and organist).