The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony
Congratulations on your engagement!
We rejoice with you in this special time and are excited to assist you with the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony.
As a personal parish specifically designated by the Diocese of Richmond to serve the University of Virginia community, St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish gives first priority to weddings of its parishioners. A parishioner is defined as a current resident-registered parishioner for >6 months; children of resident-registered parishioners; current student, faculty, or staff of the University of Virginia; or UVA alumni who graduated <1 year prior to their proposed wedding date. Anyone else who would like to be married at our parish may request to do so however, bookings will depend on the availability of the priests and the church, and be at a non-parishioner rate.
Before you settle on a date or book a venue for your wedding day, please carefully read through the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony Agreement to understand all that is required for marriage and marriage preparation here at STAUVA.
Fertility Awareness Training: All those preparing for the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony with STA are required to go through an approved Fertility Awareness Based Method (FABM) training. STA offers a free quarterly training on Fertility Awareness and FEMM. Click here to learn more.
Ready to proceed? Please fill out the form on this page. Our Wedding Coordinator will be in touch within 2 weeks. Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions you may have or for more information.
Our prayers are with you in this time of vocational preparation.
MATRIMONY INQUIRY FORM
Our next A Journey Through Your Ceremony Retreat will take place on Sunday, October 1, 2023, from 3:30pm-5:00pm, followed by a special Betrothal Blessing and the 5:15pm Mass.
Please keep all of our engaged couples in your prayers as they journey towards their Sacrament of Holy Matrimony
Stay tuned, our next weekend retreat for Married Couples will be in February 2024.
Plan to join us and reignite the passion and purpose of your Sacramental union!