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Holy Matrimony


Pope Francis admitted married life can be tiring, "burdensome, and often, even nauseating." But the pope assured the brides and grooms that Christ's redemptive sacrifice would enable them to resist the "dangerous temptation of discouragement, infidelity, weakness, abandonment."

Congratulations on your decision to marry. The church rejoices with you and wants your wedding day and married life to be richly blessed. Our aim is to try our best to help you in your preparation so that your wedding turns into a very memorable celebration. There are requirements you need to provide to the priest you wish to officiate your wedding.


  • Baptism Certificate

  • Confirmation Certificate

  • Marriage Preparation Course (Please click here for marriage preparation courses)

To find out more information about the courses we run or to book a course please go to our website click on the Marriage & Family tab and follow the prompts to register.

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The Catholic Church teaches us to maintain marriage as sacred. It is a grace from the hand of God, who created man and woman in His own image and likeness so that they may become one body. The vision of marriage for the Catholic Church is deeply rooted in the Scripture.

Old Testaments:

  • Genesis: 1: 26-28, 31 “Male and female He created them.”

  • Genesis 2: 18-24 “The two become one body.”

  • Tobit 8: 4-8 “Allow us to live together to a happy old age.”

  • Proverbs 31: 1-13, 19-20, 30-31 “The woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”

  • Sirach 26: 1-4,13-16 “Like the sun rising in the Lord’s heaven, the beauty of a virtuous wife is the radiance of her home.”

New Testament

  • Romans 8:31-35, 37-39 “What will separate us from the love of Christ?”

  • 1st Corinthians 12: 31-13:8 “If I do not have love, I gain nothing.”

  • Ephesians 5: 2,25-32 “This is a great mystery, but I speak in reference to Christ and the Church.

  • Hebrews 13: 1-4, 5-6 “let marriage be held in hon our by all.”

  • 1 Peter 3: 1-9 “Be of one mind, sympathetic, loving toward one another.”

  • 1 John 3: 18-24 “Love indeed and in truth.”

  • 1 John 4: 7-12 “God is love”


  • Matthew 5: 1-12 “Rejoice and be glad…”

  • Matthew 5: 13-16 “You are the light and the salt of the earth.”

  • Matthew 19: 3-6 “What God has united; man must not separate”.

  • Matthew 22: 35-40 “This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it.”

  • Mark 10: 6-9 “They no longer two, but one flesh.”

  • John 2: 1-11 “Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs in Cana in Galilee.”

  • John 15: 9-12 “Remain in my love.”

  • John 15: 12-16 “This is my commandment; love one another.”

According to the Catechism of the Council of Trent,” marriage is a conjugal union between a man and a woman, both in legal status, in which they establish a permanent and indissoluble union of lives. There are two goals in this union – procreation and education of the offspring and the mutual support of the spouses."