Marriage is a lifelong partnership, commitment, based in love, for the well being of the spouses and for the purpose of having and rearing children. It is absolutely dependent on the free consent of the couple. The Second Vatican Council applies the expression ‘domestic Church’ to the Catholic family. It is in the family that the faith is first taught to children, and marriage represents the first school of Christian life.
How does the Sacrament of Matrimony come about?
The Sacrament of Matrimony comes about through a promise made by a man and a woman before God and the Church, which is accepted and confirmed by God and consummated by the bodily union of the couple. Because God himself forms the bond of sacramental marriage, it is binding until the death of one of the partners. [CCC 1625-1631]
The man and the woman mutually administer the sacrament of Matrimony.
A sacramental marriage has three necessary elements: (1) free consent, (2) the affirmation of a lifelong, exclusive union, and (3) openness to children. [CCC 1644-1654]
How do I book a Wedding in the Parish?
To book a wedding in the Parish or to enquire about pre-Nuptial enquiry forms, please contact the Parish Office AT LEAST 6 MONTHS before your wedding date.
This must be done first before any other bookings are made to ensure the availability of the Church and the priest.
Pre Marriage must be completed with Accord – please see the below link to book your course
ACCORD PRE MARRIAGE COURSE
What are the Civil Requirements?
Please see the document below for Civil Requirements