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Getting Started...


Please email our wedding coordinator at in order to start the process.


The couple must make an appointment with the pastor six months in advance. At least one of the parties must be an active practicing Catholic. Couples should not be living together. We do not have weddings during Advent or Lent. Please check that your wedding date does not fall within either.

Modest attire is required for both the appointments with Father and the ceremony. For a guideline on appropriate attire see our Dress Code page.

Please read the following requirement excerpts. Father will review the full list of requirements with the couple during their first appointment.


Permission & Certificates

  • Permission to be married at San Secondo d'Asti must be given by our Administrator Fr. Stanley Onwuegbule. 

  • You must obtain a 'Letter of Permission' from the Pastor/Church in which boundary your house is located granting their permission for you to be married in our Church.

  • A New (recently dated) Baptismal Certificate, from your Church of baptism and photocopies of your 1st Holy Communion and Confirmation certificates if available.

Marriage Preparation


Classes & Appointments

  • Appointments with Father Stanley will need to be scheduled once a month for six months.

  • Natural Family Planning -- For a class in your area please visit:

Additional Forms

After meeting with Fr. Stanley the following forms will need to be completed:

  • Affidavit for Freedom to Mary, notarized by a Priest/Notary Public

  • Pre-Nuptial Examination Form

  • Dispensation for Mixed Marriage Form -- If one person is not Catholic

  • Marriage License -- Please bring your marriage license to the Parish Office the Monday before the wedding date. Also, include the names of both witnesses (first, middle, and last name and their home address)

Requirements for the Ceremony



  • Attire for Brides and her Attendants -- No low cut, backless, sleeveless, off the shoulder or above the knee gowns. The bride must bring a picture (full length, back and front) of her and her attendants' gowns to Wedding Coordinator for approval.

  • The Groom and his Attendants must not wear earrings or have any observable body piercing.

  • Bride and Bridesmaids must be fully dressed. There are no Dressing Facilities on the Church grounds.

  • Out of respect for the Holy Eucharist guests attending the wedding will be asked to follow the Church's dress code.


  • All members of the wedding party and guests should be RESPECTFUL, keeping voices down, no gum chewing and turning off cell phones while inside the Church for the Rehearsal and the Wedding. During the Rehearsal no shorts, tank tops or any type of immodest attire. If you are wearing shorts, you will not be able to enter the Church.

  • Readers for the First and Second Readings must be male and Catholic.

  • Photographers and Videographers must be RESPECTFUL while taking pictures during Holy Mass, no pictures or video during the Consecration. We also ask that they do not go past the Altar rail and keep movement to a bare minimum.

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