marriageMARRIAGE

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.

What are the Civil Requirements?

All Civil Requirements information is contained in this document below

NewCivilReq4Marriage

How do I book a Pre-Marriage Course?

When you contact the parish office you will be advised to book on a Pre-Marriage Course with ACCORD.
For a list of all Accord courses, including dates & venues, contact Accord.
For a list of the recommended courses available below
Other Helpful Information
  • Remember to bring the Marriage registration Form (MRF) that you got from the Civil Registrar with you when you meet the priest to do your Pre-Nuptial papers.
  • Baptismal & Confirmation Certificates must be issued within 6 months of the wedding date.
  • For some useful information on the liturgy you may visit www.gettingmarried.ie
  • If you have any questions around arranging flowers or booking a wedding practice time in the church please speak to the parish office about this at time of booking the wedding and the parish secretary can answer any of these questions for you.
  • Suggested readings and prayers for Weddings can be downloaded in PDF format below
wedding_readings_booklet

  • You can download a document listing pre-marriage courses and people who can assist with music for weddings. To download a PDF version of this document below
pre_marriage_courses_and_wedding_music