Alumnae Weddings At University Chapel, Mercy Hall
As a Catholic chapel within the Diocese of Scranton, Misericordia University has been granted permission to host Roman Catholic weddings for only alumnae/i of the University, provided the couple completes all necessary paperwork per the Diocese of Scranton. The Office of Mission, Ministry and Service welcomes the celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage provided that either the bride or groom is a fully-initiated Catholic (having received Baptism, First Eucharist, and Confirmation) and has graduated from the University. Weddings are held in University Chapel and in accord with regulations of the Catholic Church. Couples should be a registered member of a parish. There are limited times during the academic year that weddings can happen in the chapel.
Please download the University Wedding Planning Guide to help with answering your questions. After reading this guide - especially the initial check-off list on p. 3-4. Please call the office at 570-674-6495 to arrange your plans. Certain weekends during the semester are off limits for weddings due to high volume events at the University. Late spring or summer is the best time for alumni to plan a wedding at the University. A couple may have to find their own Roman Catholic clergy member to perform their wedding.
We recognize and affirm the importance of the Sacrament of Marriage. We are happy to journey with our alumnae/i in preparing for this very special occasion. Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns.
Please note only Catholic weddings are permitted in the University Chapel !
Congratulations on your engagement !!!