Mandatory Documents

  • Baptismal Certificates
  • Confirmation Certificates
  • First Holy Communion Certificates
  • Pre Cana Class \ Engaged Encounter Class
  • Valid Marriage License
  • Divorce and or Annulment Decrees if previously married
  • Death Certificate, if widowed
  • Pastor’s recommendation if living in another Parish
  • (Note: Other pertinent documents might be asked if needed)

Preparation (at least 4 months)

  • Rehearsal (c/o George & Pam Gonzales or Brian & Sara Hott)
  • Interview with the Pastor (with ready Documents)

The couple must contact office at least 6 months prior to the desired wedding date. An appointment will be made for the couple. At that time it will be determined if the date desired is available, and all requirements for the Diocese of Tucson and Saint Rose of Lima will be given to the couple. Donation is $300.00, a non-refundable deposit of $100.00 to hold the date.  Remining $200.00 balance to the church must be received in the office one week before the ceremony.


Contact the Parish office at 928-428-4920.


Sacred Scripture begins with the creation and union of man and woman and ends with "the wedding feast of the Lamb" (Rev 19:7, 9). Scripture often refers to marriage, its origin and purpose, the meaning God gave to it, and its renewal in the covenant made by Jesus with his Church. Man and woman were created for each other.

By their marriage, the couple witnesses Christ's spousal love for the Church. One of the Nuptial Blessings in the liturgical celebration of marriage refers to this in saying, "Father, you have made the union of man and wife so holy a mystery that it symbolizes the marriage of Christ and his Church." 

The Sacrament of Marriage is a covenant, which is more than a contract. Covenant always expresses a relationship between persons. The marriage covenant refers to the relationship between the husband and wife, a permanent union of persons capable of knowing and loving each other and God. The celebration of marriage is also a liturgical act, appropriately held in a public liturgy at church. Catholics are urged to celebrate their marriage within the Eucharistic Liturgy.

For more information on the Sacrament of Marriage, click here.