Sacrament of Matrimony
Our Parish has witnessed countless couples standing before God to enter into the Sacrament of Matrimony. We are delighted to welcome any couple, who accept the Catholic Church’s teaching on marriage, who wish to marry here and who both are free to do so.
By asking to be married in the Catholic Church, you are publicly professing your faith in the Lord Jesus and proclaiming your desire to live as married disciples of Christ for the rest of your lives. We invite you – in the midst of the your busy lives – to reflect often on this beautiful, sacramental aspect of marriage. Sadly, our culture is very often confused about what marriage is, and what we are truly saying and doing when we enter married life. With this being the case, we want to do all that we can to help you understand and live out your vocation, or calling, to be disciples of Jesus Christ and to form a Christian family.
Forms / Useful Information
- The Catechism of the Catholic Church – Sacrament of Marriage (On this site)
- The Catechism of the Catholic Church Online – Index
- The Catechism of the Catholic Church – Sacrament of Marriage (On Vatican website)
- Word on Fire topic – Marriage
Frequently Asked Questions
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Ordinarily, all preparation for marriage is done in the parish where the Catholic party(ies) live. Our parish preparation for marriage involves the couple having several meetings with the priest assigned to officiate at their wedding. These meetings are to ensure all necessary documentation is complete and that the couple have a good understanding of the Catholic Church’s teaching on marriage. They are complemented by further preparation provided by Marriage Care, an accredited organisation of the Catholic Church.
If you live in our parish but seek to marry in a Catholic church elsewhere…