Marriage

“Father, through Christ you entered into a new covenant with your people. This outpouring of love in the new covenant of grace is symbolized in the marriage covenant  that seals the love of husband and wife and reflects your divine plan of love.”
 
(Second Preface, The Rite of Marriage During Mass)
 
The Sacrament of Marriage is a visible sign of God’s love for the world. Through the bond of husband and wife, the union of Christ with all of creation is made visible in a unique way. In Saint Jude Parish it is our goal to make the process of marriage preparation and the celebration of marriage itself as beneficial as possible for each couple. The scheduling of all weddings at Saint Jude as well as the process of preparation are coordinated by Mrs. Peggy Villavaso. All initial inquiries should be made directly to her by telephoning the Parish Office at 225-766-2431. In the Diocese of Baton Rouge there is a required 6 month waiting period before any marriage can be celebrated. Our marriage policies are available here on our website. Our office can also make available to you the details of the preparation process and our wedding policies upon your contact with us. Please note that no wedding can be scheduled until contact  has been made with our Parish Office.
Wedding-related Files