Marriage is a Sacrament of the Church and the decision to marry is one of the most important choices of anyone’s life.
The Church teaches that marriage is a life-long partnership between one man and one woman, established by God and ordered to the well-being of the spouses and to the procreation and education of children.
When asking to be married in the Catholic Church you are accepting the Christian and Catholic understanding of marriage:
- Marriage is an exclusive and indissoluble union;
- Spouses have an obligation to one another of faithfulness, mutual love and support;
- Spouses must be open to the possibility that God will bless their marriage with children.
- A marriage is formed when a man and woman freely and irrevocably give and accept one another as husband and wife, according to the rites and laws of the Church. God joins the spouses together in an irrevocable covenant, and gives them His grace to help them love one another and be open to the possibility of having a family.
Marriage information booklet
A copy of the parish marriage Information Booklet can be seen here.