St. Robert Bellarmine

Catholic Church

Getting Married at St Robert Bellarmine Parish

If you are thinking about getting married, here are some things you will need to know.

Marriage Preparation Program

Marriage Registration Form

Thrive Brochure

1) Either the Bride or groom must be a registered member of St Robert’s. We cannot by church law marry anyone who is not a parishioner. If you are from out of town but need to get married here due to family please see number 7.

2) Marriage prep takes a minimum of 9 months in this diocese. The outlines for the parts of the preparation process, please see the above Marriage Preparation Program. These requirements are for our parish and meet the requirements required by our diocese, Kansas City-St Joseph.

3) Weddings can take place almost any day of the year, with a few exceptions. Weddings cannot take place during Triduum, Holy Thursday-Easter Sunday or on Christmas Day.

4) No date can be set until marriage prep has begun.

5) The first step to start the process is to download the information form and call the church office to set up an appointment to meet.

6) Guidelines on planning your service and suggested stipends and costs are listed in the Marriage Preparation Program above.

7) If you are need to get married here due to family but reside out of town or in another parish-you will need to be registered in that parish and they must agree to do all of the marriage Preparation work and grant permission for us to perform the wedding.

For questions or to set up a time to meet with Fr. Richard Rocha, please call (816)229-5168. You can also email him by clicking here.