So that the process of Sacramental Preparation for Marriage may be scheduled and completed by the Pastoral Staff, all marriage arrangements must begin AT LEAST six (6) months in advance of the desired date. It is the official policy of the Diocese of Rockford that those to be married must be at least 19 years old and that they take part in an instructional program that includes Pre-Marriage retreats. No wedding will be scheduled after 2:00 pm on Saturday.