Congratulations on your commitment to each other and to your faith!  May your life together be filled with God’s love, happiness and peace.

Couples planning marriage should set a date with a parish priest at least 6 months to one year in advance.

It is requested that either the bride or groom are registered parishioners of St. Thomas Parish.  However, if your family has a summer home in Brigantine, we will gladly officiate your wedding, but permission must be given from your home parish. Please call the Parish Office for more details at 609-266-2123, ext. 3.

As a couple planning to marry at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, we offer guidelines and suggestions to assist you as you finalize the arrangements for your wedding.  If you have any questions, the Priest/Deacon working with you will be happy to help you.

  • For Saturday weddings, the earliest starting time is 11:30AM and the latest starting time is 1:00PM.
  • Weddings may be celebrated on other days such as a Friday evening, however, there are no weddings on Holy Days.

    Catholic Engaged Encounter Weekends

    are held at Pope John Paul II Retreat Center in Vineland, NJ. All weekends begin promptly at 8:00PM, Friday evening, and close by 3:00PM Sunday afternoon.
    Upcoming weekends:
    March 11, 12 & 13, 2022
    June 10, 11 & 12, 2022
    August 12, 13 & 14, 2022
    November 11, 12 & 13, 2022
    To register, go to  For questions, contact the Office of Family and Youth Ministry at 856-583-2908, or email questions at


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