If one partner is not a Catholic or has been divorced, this is a matter of the heart and not a matter
of the Independent Catholic Church. All of your family and guests are welcome at the Lord’s table
to receive Communion and share, as Christians, the body and blood of Jesus.
You need not be a member of our church. Additionally, Pre-Cana classes are not required. Our
Priest will be happy to have religious discussions with you after Mass on any Sunday, without
any monetary compensation. Counselling, advice and preparation for your wedding with your
priest should not cost you money.
Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life. It is a sacrament and a gift from
the Lord. Let not politics interfere with your religious preference. Have your wedding and a
Father Michael is the Pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Brooksville, Florida. His
church is an Independent Catholic Community; one of hundreds of independent Catholic churches
in the United States, not under the jurisdiction of the Vatican.
We are part of the one, holy, Catholic and apostolic church established by our Lord Jesus Christ.
We look to the sacred traditions of the Catholic faith, interpreted in the light of contemporary
knowledge and understanding, to guide us in matters of faith and worship. Father Michael is
ordained to the sacramental priesthood considered valid by the Roman Catholic Church.
The Churches which, while not existing in perfect communion with the Catholic Church, remain
united to her by means of the closest bonds, that is, by apostolic succession and a valid Eucharist,
are true particular Churches.
Father Michael and his wife have been married for more than 42 years and are parents of three
children and grandparents of two.
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church is small in size, as is our fellowship hall and reception area.
You are welcome to plan weddings and receptions, or wedding only and a reception at another
place of your choosing and budget.