Holy Matrimony

"The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament." (CCC 1601)

Congratulations on your engagement!!! Now its time to start preparing for the Sacrament...

Step 1: Download/Read the Saint Francis de Sales Wedding Guidelines and set up a meeting with the priest.

To set up a meeting with a priest please contact the parish office:

Phone: 540-338-6381 

E-mail: secretary@saintfrancisparish.org


You must meet with the priest a minium of six months prior to your desired wedding date. You will discuss the sacramental preparation process with the priest as well as determine a date for your wedding.

Wedding guidelines.docx.pdf
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Step 2: Contact the parish Wedding Coordinator

Contact the parish wedding coordinator:


James Blankenship




*email is prefered method of communication

Liturgy Music Information form.docx.pdf
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Wedding Party Information Form.docx.pdf
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Step 3: Contact the parish Music Director

Contact the parish Music Director:


Michael Galdo




A portion of the Liturgy/Music Information Form will be filled out during your meeting with the Music Director

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37730 St. Francis Court

Purcellville, VA  20132


In case of emergency 540-338-6440


Parish Office 540-338-6381


FAX 540-338-6431

Office Hours - M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

(office closed 12noon - 1:15pm daily)


Religious Ed. Office 540-338-4497


RE Office Hours - M-Th 10:30am-4:30pm

GABRIEL PROJECT support for pregnant women, for new mothers or those mothers new to the area. Call 703-841-3810 or visit the website at www.arlingtondiocese.org/familylife/gabriel.aspx. 866-444-3553 www.helpfor prenantwomen.org


PROJECT RACHEL is a post-abortion healing ministry open to anyone who seeks healing afer abortion. Project Rachel 888-456-HOPE www.helpafterabortion.org

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