Marriage

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marriage

The Sacrament of Marriage joins a man and woman together in a loving covenant with God. A marriage in the Catholic Church must be permanent, exclusive and open to the possibility of having children and raising them within the Church. Catholics believe that marriage is a gift from God, as Jesus was united with his bride, the Church, and therefore husband and wife should grow together in love and trust.

If you would like to find out more about being Married in our Church then please contact us.

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For a checklist of Marriage Procedures in the parish click here.

It is advisable for couples preparing to get married to make contact with the Parish office as soon as they can, in order to ensure that the Church is available on their chosen date and to book their marriage ceremony.

Couples preparing for marriage are advised to contact their priest at least six months prior to their wedding date and notify the State of their marriage also so that the necessary documentation can be completed.

All couples getting married must also participate in a pre-marriage course.  ACCORD – the Catholic Marriage Advisory Committee – facilitates these courses and booking for this course can be arranged by your priest or by contacting Accord.

(ACCORD Office – 090 6626619)

Please find below links to Mass Booklet and Mass Readings you can choose from.

MASS BOOKLET

SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR WEDDING MASS

WEDDING REFLECTIONS

It is advisable to pick music of a Liturgical nature for your Marriage Ceremony.  There is beautiful music for Wedding Masses.  If unsure, if your music is in line with what is appropriate in the Church, it is best to check with the priest.

 

Taken from The Faith Of The Catholic Church a CTS Publication

214.What is the grace of the Sacrament of Marriage?

The Sacrament of Marriage is a sign of the union between Christ and the Church. Spouses are given the grace to love each other with the love by which Christ has loved the Church. The grace of the Sacrament is intended to perfect the couple’s love to strengthen their insoluble union and to sanctify them in their journey to God.