Congratulations on your engagement!

The parish and staff of Old St. Mary’s congratulate you on your love for each other, your faith in Jesus Christ, and your desire to be married in the Catholic Church. We joyfully welcome you as you prepare for the Sacrament of Matrimony. The love you have come to realize and share together will now be proclaimed publicly through a sacred sacrament. We join with your family and friends in supporting you as you undertake a new way of life together.

The purpose of these guidelines is to provide you with insights and information which will help to make your wedding day a happy and holy event. It details the various steps that are important as you prepare for the Sacrament of Matrimony. One of the parish priests will assist you in the preparatory steps which will lead to your wedding day. Along the way, you will also meet with our music director, who will help you plan the music for your wedding. We assure you of our continued support, help and prayers. If we may be of further assistance, answer your questions, or help clarify church policy, please do not hesitate to contact us.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in knowing whether a particular date is available for your wedding, you must speak with a priest.

The Parish Staff

Contact Information

Old St. Mary’s Church  
1500 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: (312) 922-3444
E-mail: Fr. Paul Huesing or  Fr. Patrick Johnson

Appointments with the priest can be scheduled during Parish Office Hours

 Monday-Friday 8 am-8 pm and Saturday 8 am-12 Noon

 Click on the items below to view information on marriage guidelines and procedures at Old St. Mary’s.

1. Marriage Preparation

2. Required Documents

3. Donations

4. The Wedding Ceremony

5. General Information

6. Music for Your Wedding

7. Guidelines for the Florist

8. Frequently Asked Questions

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Marriage Procedures and Guidelines