1. The bride or the groom must be affiliated with Chaminade or Saint Louis (i.e. must be an alumnus, faculty, student or staff.)
  2. The couple must contact and secure a priest willing to witness the marriage. Begin by contacting your parish priest first. (Only Catholic ceremonies are allowed.)
  3. The couple must begin a program of sacramental preparation certified by the Diocese of Honolulu. This entails:
    • meeting with a priest at least four months prior to the wedding;
    • participating in an Engaged Encounter Weekend (http://ceehawaii.org);
    • receiving sacramental instructions through a program which meets diocesan requirements (this can be done by your priest);
    • forwarding documents indicating completion of Engaged Encounter Weekend and Sacramental Preparation Program to the presiding priest. (Your priest will then forward everything to our office)
  4. The couple must submit a Mystical Rose Reservation Request Form (along with a non-refundable deposit of $500) including dates and times for both the rehearsal and the wedding.
    • This reservation is only for the use of the chapel. You will need to supply your own music ministry.
    • We work closely with Touch of Grace (touchofgracehawaii.com) because they provide excellent and professional liturgical music ministry for any occasion, but especially weddings. You may want to contact them directly using their website if you wish to use them.
    • Chapel reservation are for an hour-long ceremony and only 30 minutes after to accommodate photos.
    • Reservation dates will only be confirmed after a completed form and deposit are received.
  5. Mystical Rose Oratory may have the rights to function as a parish, but we do not have a full-time pastor, so you will need to provide your own priest to officiate your wedding ceremony.
    • A completed reservation form includes the name of the priest who will officiate at your wedding along with his signature or an attached email from him to that effect.
  6. Reservation will be made only after the above requirements are met and non-refundable deposit received, and a priest officiating (witnessing) the marriage has been confirmed.
    • If it is an out-of-state priest and/or an out-of-state Sacramental Preparation Program, the priest must send all necessary documentation to the Diocese of Honolulu Chancery Office including proof that he is a priest in good standing in his diocese. The Chancery will then forward all documents to Mystical Rose Oratory. In addition, out-of-state priests will need a license from the Hawaii Department of Health.
    • If the priest is from the Diocese of Honolulu, Mystical Rose Oratory must receive these documents three to two months prior to the wedding. If the documents are not received in that time frame, the deposit will be lost and the reservation cancelled.
IMPORTANT: Click here for more information on Catholic Wedding requirements in the Diocese of Honolulu.