Getting Married at St. Joseph Parish, Mountain View


Couples preparing for Marriage need to contact the Parish Office at (650)967-3831 ext 21, AT LEAST SIX MONTHS before the proposed wedding date.  You will be provided with the  list of requirements and you will be able to check on the church availability.

Las parejas que estan planeando contraer matrimonio en la Iglesia Católica, necesitan comunicarse con la Oficina Parroquial, al (650)967-831 ext 21, por lo menos SEIS MESES antes de la fecha planeada para la boda.  La Oficina les proveerá la lista de requisitos, información sobre cómo comenzar su proceso, así como también las fechas y horarios en que la parroquia está disponible.


Marriage Preparation Retreats / Retiros de Preparacion Matrimonial


The Diocese of San Jose offers English and Spanish Virtual Marriage Preparation retreats throughout the year.


In order to have a retreat, we will need at least six couples signed up. If less than six couples are registered, retreat will be postponed. The retreat has a limited capacity and your spot is secure with payment on a first-come first-served basis.

Following Santa Clara County's Public Health regulations, there are NO In-Person Retreats available until further notice. Our DSJ Marriage Preparation retreat is for couples who have begun their marriage process through their parish and are needing to fulfill the marriage preparation area in their process.

Virtual retreats (through Zoom) are a one day retreat from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In-Person retreats are NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME DUE TO THE COVID-19. The retreat includes Natural Family Planning Introduction Session.

Cost: $150 per Couple -Virtual Retreat.

For more information, please contact Yoshy Moreno, Coordinator, at (408)983-0124

To register click <HERE>

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La Diócesis de San José ofrece retiros de preparación matrimonial en español e inglés. Los retiros de preparación matrimonial de la Diócesis de San José son para parejas que han comenzado su proceso de matrimonio en sus parroquias. Las parejas son bienvenidas a inscribirse para esta formación que satisface los requerimientos en su proceso matrimonial.

*Exoneración de responsabilidad:

Por favor tome nota que para llevar a cabo un retiro es necesario que hayan por lo menos seis parejas inscritas, de lo contrario el retiro se tendrá que posponer hasta la siguiente fecha disponible. También, el retiro tiene capacidad limitada y su lugar es asegurado con su pago por orden de llegada.

Los retiros virtuales (a través de Zoom) son de solo un día; Sábados de 9 a.m. a 3 p.m. Los retiros en persona no están disponibles por el momento debido a la contingencia sanitaria por COVID-19. Todos los retiros incluyen la clase de introducción de Planificación Natural de la Familia.

Costo del Retiro Virtual: $150 por pareja.

Para más información, por favor contacte a la Coordinadora: Yoshy Moreno a 408-983-0124 o a:

Para registrarse haga clic <aquí>


Music for your Wedding


For wedding music coordination & information please contact Denis D'Aoust (Organist/Pianist/Cantor) (650)776-2882 or email him at:

Download St. Joseph's Wedding Music Information


God created man and woman out of love and commanded them to imitate his love in their relations with each other. Man and woman were created for each other…Woman and man are equal in human dignity, and in marriage both are united in an unbreakable bond. (United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, Ch. 21, p. 279).


Marriage is a Covenant


The Sacrament of Marriage is a covenantal union in the image of the covenants between God and his people with Abraham and later with Moses at Mt. Sinai. This divine covenant can never be broken. In this way, marriage is a union that bonds spouses together during their entire lifetime.

The sacrament of Matrimony signifies the union of Christ and the Church. It gives spouses the grace to love each other with the love with which Christ has loved his Church; the grace of the sacrament thus perfects the human love of the spouses, strengthens their indissoluble unity, and sanctifies them on the way to eternal life. (CCC 1661)

The love in a married relationship is exemplified in the total gift of one’s self to another. It’s this self-giving and self-sacrificing love that we see in our other model of marriage, the relationship between Christ and the Church.

Marriage is based on the consent of the contracting parties, that is, on their will to give themselves, each to the other, mutually and definitively, in order to live a covenant of faithful and fruitful love. (CCC 1662)

The Church takes the lifelong nature of the Sacrament of Marriage seriously. The Church teaches that a break in this covenant teaches goes against the natural law of God:

The remarriage of persons divorced from a living, lawful spouse contravenes the plan and law of God as taught by Christ. They are not separated from the Church, but they cannot receive Eucharistic communion. They will lead Christian lives especially by educating their children in the faith. (CCC 1665)


Marriage Reflects the Holy Trinity


We believe that God exists in eternal communion. Together, Father, Son and Holy Spirit are united in one being with no beginning and no end. Human beings, likewise, were created by God in God’s image for the purpose of communion with another human being.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states, “The Christian family is a communion of persons, a sign and image of the communion of the Father and the Son in the Holy Spirit” (CCC 2205). The Sacrament of Marriage is “unitive, indissoluble and calls us to be completely open to fertility.” Christian marriage at its finest is a reflection of God’s self-giving love expressed between the love of two people.




The Sacrament of Marriage

The sacrament of marriage is a visible sign of God’s love for the Church. When a man and a woman are married in the Church, they receive the grace needed for a lifelong bond of unity.



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