Wedding Planning and Rehearsal Ministry


Eileen Neal


You have completed Marriage Preparation which prepares you for a lifetime, and now you are ready to prepare for your wedding day.  We want your wedding to be a beautiful reflection of your love and the Holy Family Rehearsal Ministry is dedicated to assuring that your wedding runs smoothly.   A week or two before your wedding you will be contacted by a member of our Wedding Rehearsal Ministry.  He or she will review your wedding liturgy plan with you and answer any last minute questions you may have.  Your Rehearsal Minister(s) will conduct your wedding rehearsal at your assigned time and they will also be with you on your wedding day to set up and assist during the wedding liturgy.  Please be sure to bring the following items with you to the wedding rehearsal:

  • Marriage License (from Cook County)
  • Unity Candle, tapers, candle holders
  • Wedding programs with basket
  • Bubbles with basket (optional)
  • Letters to Fr. Terry about why you want to marry each other (only if Fr. Terry is presiding at your wedding)
  • Copies of the first and second readings and Prayers of the Faithful for your readers
  • Permanent address form (found in the front pocket of the wedding manual)

Volunteer Now & Questions

Volunteer Opportunities

If you love a good wedding and enjoy working with people, the wedding rehearsal ministry is always open to new people.  This ministry is full of joy and is perfect if you are well organized and prompt.  Wedding rehearsal ministers conduct the wedding rehearsals for the 40+ weddings we have each year at Holy Family and they are there for the wedding day to set up, clean up, and serve during the wedding.  Training is provided and Rehearsal Ministers work in teams of two, so you are never alone.  Training as a Eucharistic Minister is helpful for this ministry.