Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop
Imagine your Wedding in the beautiful, historic setting of St. Boniface Church
A Wedding scene from 1958
Thanks to Mary E. Mollmann Kramer & August F. Kramer
A Wedding scene from 2006
Thanks to Jenni Roosa Lindgren & Scott Lindgren
Located in the Historic "Northside" area with easy freeway access from any direction.
** The church has seating for 500 people **
** A magnificent pipe organ graces the choir loft **
** A large Bride's Room is located in the back of the church **
** An organist for your musical assistance is included in the fee **
Answers to the most commonly asked Questions regarding celebrating the Sacrament of Matrimony at St. Boniface Church;
Who can be married in your church? At least one person of the couple must be a practicing Catholic. Both must be free to receive the sacrament with no impediments and in good standing with the Church.
We are not parishioners. Can we be married in your church? Yes, if the date is available and provided you have your own priest or deacon prepare you and perform the ceremony.
How much does it cost? Our fee is $1,000.00 and that includes our organist. He helps the couple choose their music, he plays the organ, and will lead the singing. If a couple chooses to have their own soloist or other instrumentalists, Don may charge more if extra work is involved. All additional fees are the responsibility of the couple.
Can we provide our own organist? Outside organist may not use our pipe organ. Outside organist for our baby grand piano must have prior permission from our organist.
Can we use non-liturgical music? For the liturgy itself, only liturgical music is allowed. As a prelude or postlude, classical pieces are permitted. Again, all music must be approved by our organist.
Why do you want us to wait six months? In order for the couple to satisfactorily fulfill all the requirements of Canon Law (Church Law), it takes this amount of time. Some of those requirements: meeting with a priest or deacon, taking the FOCCUS (a series of questions that help couples discover areas they may need to discuss before their marriage), attending PreCana or Engaged Encounter.
Who sets the date? Our pastor, Father Robinson, or the Business Manager, Jenni Lindgren, will set the date with the priest or deacon who will be performing the sacrament – no exceptions. Please contact Jenni to check on date availability.
Is the date guaranteed? No. That doesn’t mean we will be giving the date to anyone else once a couple has reserved it. IT DOES MEAN that if a couple does not fulfill all the requirements set by Canon Law, if all the paperwork is not in, if fees are not paid, or if the priest or deacon has reservations about the validity of the marriage, then that wedding CANNOT take place.
When is the fee due? One month prior to the wedding – paid in full.
What if we are not parishioners and have trouble finding a priest or deacon to perform the wedding? Generally, this should be your own pastor or his designee. Your pastor may be able to help you find someone if he is unable to perform the wedding himself. St. Boniface does not accept new parishioners on the basis that our pastor or deacon will do your wedding.
What happens after the date is set? I will call you and set up a time to meet with you. We will go over all the questions you have regarding your wedding and I will explain to you what restrictions we have and what is expected from you.
Please feel free to e-mail me, firstname.lastname@example.org or call me, 513-541-1563, with other questions. I wish you well in your preparations.
Jenni Lindgren, Business Manager/Youth Minister
A few pictures of past Marriage's at St. Boniface.
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