Marriage Preparation

At least 6 months before the anticipated wedding date, contact Fr. John Sponder at to schedule a meeting to discuss your marriage preparation, and determine a wedding date.

Basic marriage requirements

  • Either the bride, the groom, or the parents of either are required to be registered members of Holy Spirit Catholic Church for at least three months prior to contacting the parish to set a date.
  • The Diocese of Joliet requires an engagement period of at least six months before the date of the wedding.
  • The completion of the marriage preparation program is to be discussed at the initial meeting with the priest.