The Sacrament of Marriage celebrates and sanctifies the mutual love and commitment of two a man and a woman who choose to bond themselves together in a covenant that is expressive of God’s love for all humanity and of Christ’s love for the church.
We encourage couples who are thinking about getting married in St Anthony’s, St Luke’s or outside our churches to contact our Parish Priest or our parish office. It is always important that this contact be made at least few months before the chosen date for the marriage.
We provide friendly support to couples and assist them in going through the church and civil “paper works” for marriage, marriage preparation programme, marriage booklets preparation, as well as sacramental and liturgical preparation.
Frequently asked questions
Do I have to be Catholic to get married in a church?
As marriage is one of the seven sacraments in the Catholic Church at least one party to the marriage (either the bride or groom) should be a baptised Catholic. It’s not necessary for you both to be Catholic or baptised Catholic.
What is marriage preparation?
Before your wedding day you’ll have the opportunity to complete a pre-marriage education course. It will be an opportunity for you and your partner to discuss your goals for the future, your roles in the relationship, how you’ll deal with conflict, parenting and many other critical things in the lead up to your marriage.
There are a few different options available for couples including private one on one courses or group sessions with other couples. All courses are delivered by trained facilitators or professional relationship educators, not by the priest who is marrying you.