“Live at the heart of the sacrament of the Covenant, your marriage nourished by the Eucharist and the Eucharist illumined by your sacrament of marriage; the future of the world depends on it.” – JPII
In order to be married in St. John the Baptist Church, engaged couples must attend and Engaged Couples' meeting before their wedding date is confirmed. Please select one of the following dates for an in-person meeting.
Once received, our wedding coordinator will reach out to:
1. Pencil in your wedding date contingent upon your attendance at one of these meetings with the parish priest and
2. Confirm your attendance at one of these meetings in the Rectory Chapel at 146 Rector Street.
2021 Fall Engaged Couples' Meetings in Rectory Chapel - Masks are mandatory
Tuesdays @ 7PM: Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2; Dec. 7;
Sundays @ 12:15 PM: Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21; Dec. 19
Please fill out the Attached Google form to begin the process. General questions may be emailed to Tim Poole, Liturgy Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org (Sorry! The front office secretary does not handle any wedding inquiries.) Office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am - noon; or call 215.482.4600 x 102 and leave a message.
Fill out this Initial Inquiry
Form for a reply!
*There are no limits currently on number of guests inside the church
Masks are requested to be worn indoors in Philadelphia regardless of vaccination status at all Liturgical Celebrations.* 8/15/2021
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