Campus Ministry

MSMC Wedding Policy

Since Mount Saint Mary College is within the Archdiocese of New York, the College follows the requirements that the Archdiocese has set. The Sacrament of Marriage is performed in accordance with the rite found in the Roman Missal and is celebrated for alumni, students, or employees of the Mount Saint Mary College community. Weddings may only be celebrated in the Chapel of the Most Holy Rosary in the Domincan Center, and are not permitted anywhere else on campus. 

This policy is to help you plan your wedding, and to understand what is expected if you choose to be married at Mount Saint Mary College.

Please read the following list carefully, knowing that we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Rehearsal is scheduled through Campus Ministry, and the deacon or priest presiding at the wedding is responsible for conducting that rehearsal. Whatever we can do to help you on your special day, we will be glad to assist you.

Marriage Check-off List

  1. Meet with Campus Ministry Office to answer any questions.
  2. Meet with your parish priest.
  3. Church documents required: recent Baptism/Confirmation/Eucharist certificates (given to your parish priest)
  4. Dispensation if needed (parish priest will advise)
  5. Pre-Cana (book with dates will be provided by your parish priest)
  6. Flowers—your responsibility if you wish
  7. Chapel Stipend: $750, payable to: Mount Saint Mary College Campus Ministry
  8. A signed contract to use Mount Saint Mary College facilities; please contact Briana Gangi at 845-569-3559 or
  9. A certificate of general liability insurance for $1 million naming Mount Saint Mary College as additionally insured.
  10. Music Ministry: if you wish to avail yourself of members of our faculty: Dr. Woody Entrekin, $350 singer: Mrs. Janet Entrekin, $150
  11. Select rehearsal date with the Campus Ministry office.

If you have any further questions, please contact Fr. Francis Amodio, O.Carm. at 845-569-3154. You can also email

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