The celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage is not only a joyful time but also an opportunity for all involved to deepen their relationship with Christ.  This is a unique opportunity for engaged couples. The process of marriage preparation, usually facilitated by the priest or deacon who will be celebrating your marriage, is an important process.  At Saint Jude, it is our hope and prayer that this experience will bear much fruit for you. 

Please click the 2 links below and read over the attached documents carefully.  The first of the 2 is a 1- page Marriage Preparation Commitment Form to be signed by the engaged couple formally stating their commitment to and their understanding of the process.  The second document contains our newly revised in St. Jude Parish Marriage Policies & Guidelines.  Included in this packet are 2 pages that require the couple’s signature and that of your wedding photographer.  Please review the contents completely and deliver them to the Parish Office, signed, no later than your first appointment with our priest.

All of this is designed to help you benefit from this process as much as possible, to ensure that your marriage celebration is a joyous one, and to preserve the sacredness of the sacrament.

If you have any questions about the process of marriage preparation, you can contact Father Trey by calling 225-766-2431 or by email at Again, congratulations on your engagement.  Please be assured of the prayers of our priests, parish staff, and parish community for you.