Marriage Preparation - Financial Considerations

Many couples feel awkward asking about financial aspects of the wedding celebration. This is intended to be a guide for you. We are here to serve you, so please feel free to ask for assistance if these arrangements cannot be fulfilled. These fees do not apply to Stewardship Families.

Session Fees

There is a $100.00 fee for our Unitas Program. This will be paid at your first Unitas night. There is a fee of $20 for the FOCCUS Assessment. This is paid at the time of your review of the FOCCUS results. All checks are to me made payable to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish.

The Church

There is no set fee for the church. A donation is usually given to help offset the use of the church. The normal donation for a registered parishioner is $100.00. For a non-parishioner, the donation requested is $300.00.

The Priest or Deacon

The services of the priest or deacon are provided by Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Any gift is at the discretion of the couple. If you choose to give your priest or deacon a gift, it must be written directly to him.

The Wedding Coordinator

Our Lady of Mount Carmel has a wonderful service to you, a Wedding Coordinator. Your coordinator will be available to answer all of your questions concerning the planning of your wedding ceremony. She will run the rehearsal and set up and assist you on the day of your wedding. Her fee for this is $100.00. Wedding Programs … We like to encourage your families and friends to participate in the wedding celebration; therefore, we require that you provide wedding programs (which include the lyrics to the songs). The cost of the programs is $40.00. In order to insure that all copyright laws dealing with music are honored, we need to print your programs if the song lyrics are included. [We renew the copyright privileges and pay the fees on an annual basis.] If you would prefer to “Go Green” and refrain from the printing of programs, you may hire the Sound Engineer to project the song lyrics on the church walls in addition to running sound equipment and forgo the wedding programs. Please contact Kathleen McSheffrey for additional information at katiedlogan@gmail.com.

Sound Engineer

The use of our Sound Engineer is required to assist the musicians, run the sound system, and project Mass responses during your wedding. This also ensures that the sound system functions properly at your wedding. The fee for this service is $85.00 which includes sound engineering and Mass response projection. Song lyrics may be projected if requested at no extra cost.

Music Ministers

Fees vary. Please contact Wedding Music Coordinator James Salas at james@olmctempe.com for more information.