Before a wedding date is scheduled, arrangements should be made with the parish at least six months in advance. Weddings at St. Mary’s may be scheduled any time after 3 p.m. on Fridays and before 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays.
Once a year, St. Mary’s hosts a daylong Before Cana program for couples preparing for marriage in the Catholic Church.
Before Cana is a Buffalo diocesan requirement prior to being married in the Church. Through this guided encounter, engaged couples spend time alone, as well as in larger groups, focusing on such topics as the meaning of marriage as a sacrament; communication; commitment and fidelity, and sexuality in marriage. Before Cana was established at the parish level so that engaged couples could meet fellow parishioners as they fostered their faith experience.