The Sacrament of Matrimony


In the sacrament of  marriage, God’s love becomes present to the spouses in their total union and also flows through them to their family and community. By their permanent, faithful and exclusive giving to each other the couple reveals something of God’s unconditional love. The sacrament of marriage involves their entire life as they journey together through the ups and downs of marriage and become more able to give to and receive from each other. 

Catholic teaching holds that sacraments bring grace to those who receive them with the proper disposition. Grace is a way of describing how God shares the divine life with us and gives us the help we need to live as followers of Christ. In marriage, the grace of this sacrament brings to the spouses the particular help they need to be faithful and to be good parents. It also helps a couple to serve others beyond their immediate family and to show the community that a loving and lasting marriage is both desirable and possible.

Pope Paul VI wrote:

“By the Sacrament of Matrimony husband and wife are strengthened and…consecrated for the faithful accomplishment of their proper duties, for the carrying out of their proper vocation even to perfection, and the Christian witness which is proper to them before the whole world” 

Please ring the parish office to make an appointment to arrange dates  and fill in forms.

One of the requirements in the diocese Is that you attend a marriage preparation course. These tend to book up quickly. You can book online by clicking  here