Officiating Marriage if not Licensed or Resident

Here are the basic steps for approval if you wish to officiate at a wedding in the Diocese of Olympia and are not licensed or canonically resident.

Requests should be made at least 60 days prior to the proposed wedding date.

  • Send a letter to Bishop Rickel requesting permission. Include in this letter the date and location of the wedding as well as the names and background of those to be married.
  • Submit a letter of good standing from the diocese where the requesting officiant is canonically resident.

Any further information, correspondence or questions should be sent to the Executive Assistant to the Bishop.