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Congratulations on your engagement. Your decision to enter into the relationship of married life is a sign of love, hope and strength for the entire community.

Due to the volume of wedding requests and a large number of parishioners, weddings are celebrated for registered parishioners only. Either the bride or groom must be a registered, participating member of Holy Name Cathedral.

Please do not make additional wedding-related plans (reception, flowers, etc.) until you have received confirmation from the Cathedral that the date and time of your choosing are available.

If you are not currently a registered member, but you attend Mass at HNC on most weekends, and if you intend to be an active, contributing member of our parish community, you are welcome to register online here.

After three months of participation at the Cathedral, you will be eligible to reserve a wedding date for the celebration of your marriage.

PREPARATION: A minimum of six (6) months of advanced planning and preparation prior to the wedding date is required.



Friday: 2:30 and 4:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am, 1:30 pm , 3:30 pm

No weddings are celebrated on Sunday


Thursday: 6:00, 6:30 or 7:00 pm
Friday: 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30


All music is planned in consultation with the Cathedral Music Department. The Cathedral Musicians will play all Cathedral weddings.


If a priest or deacon from outside the Archdiocese of Chicago is to officiate or concelebrate at your wedding, it is Archdiocesan policy for him to provide a “Letter of Good Standing” from his bishop or religious superior. That letter must be sent to the Archdiocese of Chicago no later than two weeks prior to the wedding date. The letter should be mailed to the Archbishop’s Delegate for Extern and International Priests at the Quigley Pastoral Center, 835 North Rush, Chicago, Illinois, 60611.

If a priest or deacon is an Archdiocesan priest/deacon it is required that he complete preparation. A priest or deacon from HNC will complete the paperwork for a priest or deacon outside of the Archdiocese of Chicago.


If you are a parishioner, please email Martha Welter, Interim Parish Secretary and Sacramental Event Coordinator. for more information.