Marriage at Sacred Heart

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To get married in the Catholic Church

  • One or both of the couple need to be a baptised Catholic
  • The Catholic must be resident in the parish or Sacred Heart & St Bernadette’s be their regular place of worship.
  • Marriage is between a man and a woman.
  • Both must be free to marry (if either has been married before, you must speak to the priest at the earliest opportunity).
  • Arrangements must be made at least 6 months in advance but no more than 18 months in advance.

Step one

Speak to the Parish Priest.  This is best done after Mass at the weekend or by making an appointment;

Step Two

Meet with the Parish Priest to discuss …..

  • The date. Do not make any other arrangements until you have ensured that the church and priest is available.
  • Marriage preparation. In addition to necessary paperwork, the Catholic Church requires that both parties attend marriage preparation.

You might find these documents and links helpful

Getting married in Sacred Heart Parish

Marriage Care – information about getting married and how to access marriage preparation courses

World Wide Marriage Encounter



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