Are you getting married in 2020?

 We remember in our prayers and give thanks for all couples who are celebrating the       sacrament of the marriage this year. Here are some guidelines that may be helpful.

 

  • Couples should be attending Mass each Sunday as this is an important part of their marriage preparation.                                                                                                              

  • C​​​ivil law requires that a marriage licence be applied for well in advance from the Registrar of marriages 

  • The time of the marriage has been agreed with the priest and the bride is urged to be on time. Ten minutes grace is allowed, otherwise a marriage service will be conducted rather than a Nuptial Mass, especially when the priest may have baptisms (on Saturdays) or even another wedding ceremony on the same day.            

  • The hymns and musical choices will be agreed with the priest three months in advance.                                                                                                                       

  • Photographers and other recording personnel should not delay the marriage ceremony and should be discreet and unobtrusive during the marriage ceremony.     

  • Only simple and discreet floral arrangements are permitted in the Church and around, but not on, the altar table. Confetti is not allowed in the Church or Church grounds.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

  • Details of the Accord pre-marriage course can be obtained at accordni.com We strongly recommend all couples to complete the pre-marriage course provided by Accord.