Congratulations on your upcoming marriage!


Couples interested in getting married at St. Joe’s
A.  We ask that both of you read our Wedding Guide that will help you to continue to discern and plan.

B.  If you wish to proceed after reading the Wedding Guide, please contact our Coordinator of Faith Formation and Young Adult Ministry, Michelle Miller at mmiller(at)  or at 613-233-4095 ext 235.  You can then schedule an appointment with her to answer your questions or book your wedding.

Forms and Resources for Weddings at St. Joe’s:
your-wedding-guide-rev-sept-23-2016  – Read this first!
Wedding Registration Form – bring completed to 1st meeting with Michelle
st-joes-wedding-checklist-for-couple– bring a copy to your 1st meeting with Michelle
Freedom to Marry (one needed for Bride, and one needed for the Groom)
A note to Wedding Photographers and or Videographers
Suggested Scripture Readings for Weddings


Couples getting married outside of Ottawa but need to create their Catholic wedding file in Ottawa

If you are local to Ottawa but are getting married somewhere else in the world, your marriage file will usually be created where you live locally.  Your file will then be sent for the appropriate approvals and will eventually end up a the church where you are getting married.

If you are registered with a local parish, contact them and they will create your file.
If you are not registered with any parish, go to the Catholic parish closest to your home.
If you wish to join St. Joe’s and become part of our community, contact Michelle Miller to learn more.  We can then create your wedding file.

If we do your file at St. Joe’s, your file will need to travel to many places before landing at the Church of your weddings so plan to meet with Michelle at least 6 months before your wedding date.  You should be able turn in your paperwork to Michelle no later than 4 months before your wedding.  See the attached checklist for more information.

Please contact Michelle Miller at mmiller(at)  or at 613-233-4095 ext 235 to schedule an appointment.

Forms and Resources for Wedding PAPERWORK ONLY:

St. Joe’s Wedding PAPERWORK ONLY Checklist for Couple
Freedom to Marry (one needed for Bride, and one needed for the Groom)

*Please note that your file cannot be mailed from St. Joe’s until the attached checklist is complete.

Marriage Preparation

The next marriage preparation sessions will take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 6 & 7, 2017, from 9:30am-4pm each day.  Both of you must be present at all of the sessions over these 2 days.

More on Marriage Preparation at St. Joes (including registration)

To be added to the email list when the next Marriage Prep dates are published,
please contact Michelle Miller at mmiller(at)  or at  613-233-4095 ext 235.