Catholic wedding church preparation in Singapore

If you are a Catholic and is planning a wedding in Singapore. Following are 10 steps and checklists that you should take note of when planning :

Step 1: Sign up and Attend Engagement Encounter (EE) or The Marriage Preparation Course (MPC) at least 6 to 12 months before actual wedding. Take note the dates and spaces are limited so it is good to sign up early. You need the attendance certificates before you can book your wedding date with the Church and speak to the Priest.

EE is only over a weekend where you are required stay overnights from Friday to Sunday while MPC is conducted over three Sunday morning sessions which is held at Catholic Junior College (CJC) at Whitley Road and three other sessions held at the homes of presenting couples in the weekends, so if you rush for time, it is recommended you attend EE

Step 2: Decide which Church you plan to get married and book the venue. Normally you go back to your own parish church but you are allowed to conduct your wedding at other Church as long as the Church allows. A deposit may be required.

Step 3: Find a Priest to act as Celebrant at your wedding. Contact him

Step 4: Print your baptism certificate and prepare all documents

Step 5: Submit all documents to the Parish Office

1) Baptismal certificate from your church of baptism (issued within the past 6 months) . Applicable to your spouse as well, if any.
2) Your Confirmation certificate, if any.
3) Photocopy of Passport of both witnesses.
4) ROM Marriage Certificate, if you have been civilly married.
5) In addition, if applicable, any court’s or legal docs pertaining to previous marriage(s), divorce(s) or death of previous spouse.
6) Attendance of Engagement Encounter Certificate or Marriage Preparation Certificate.

Step 6: Prenuptial Inquiry, attend the interview with the Celebrant

Step 7: Decide whether you want a Wedding Mass or Service. This is to be discussed with the Priest .Wedding Mass is longer where Service is shorter. If you are catholic and your partner is not catholic, it is suggested you go for Services, if you are catholic and your partner is catholic, you can consider a Wedding Mass

Step 8: Contact Wedding Band or Singer

Step 9: Contact Wedding Florist to decorate your church and reception area

Step 10: Contact wedding caterer

Step 11: Finalise the Wedding Mass or Service Booklet and send for printing.

Catholic Wedding Service Booklet

Catholic Wedding Mass Booklet

Step 12: Rehearsal before the actual wedding day

List of Catholic Churches in Singapore to hold your Wedding

City District
Cathedral of the Good Shepherd (1832) – Classic, No Aircon
Church of St. Alphonsus (Novena Church) (1935) – Classic – No Aircon
Church of Our Lady of Lourdes (1888) – Classic, No Aircon
Church of St Bernadette (1959) – Partial Classic, Aircon
Church of St Michael (1961) – Modern, Aircon
Church of St Teresa (1929) – Classic, Aircon
Church of Sts Peter and Paul (1870) – Classic, No Aircon
Church of the Sacred Heart (1910) – Classic, Aircon
St Joseph’s Church (1851) – Classic, No Aircon

Serangoon District
Church of St Francis Xavier (1959) – Partial Classic, Aircon
Church of St Vincent de Paul (1970) – Modern, Aircon
Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (1953) – Modern, Aircon
Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1852) – Classic, No Aircon
St Anne’s Church (1963) – Modern, Aircon

North District
Church of Christ the King (1982) – Modern Aircon
Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea (1949) – Modern Aircon
Church of St Anthony (1927) – Modern, Aircon
Church of the Holy Spirit (1960) – Modern, Aircon
Church of the Risen Christ (1971) – Modern Aircon
St Joseph Church (BT) – 1846

East District
Church of Divine Mercy (2010) – Modern, Aircon
Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour (1961) – Modern, Aircon
Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace (1954) – Modern, Aircon
Church of St Stephen (1966) – Modern, Aircon
Church of the Holy Family (1936) – Modern, Aircon
Church of the Holy Trinity (1988) – Modern, Aircon

West District
Blessed Sacrament Church (1963) – Partial Classic, No Aircon
Church of St Francis of Assisi (1976) – Modern, Aircon
Church of St Ignatius (1961) – Modern, Aircon
Church of St Mary of the Angels (1970) – Modern, Aircon
Church of the Holy Cross (1980) – Modern, Aircon