Marriage

 

What is the Sacrament of Marriage?

A marriage between two Christians has a supernatural element as well as a natural one. While few Christians outside of the Catholic and Orthodox Churches regard marriage as a Sacrament, the Catholic Church insists that marriage between any two baptised Christians, as long as it is entered into with the intention to contract a true marriage, is a Sacrament.

‘God disposed man and woman for each other so that they might be “no longer two but one” (Matthew 19:6)  In this way they are to live in love, be fruitful and thus become a sign of God Himself, who is nothing but overflowing love’

  • Catechism of the Catholic Church [1601-1605]
How to book your wedding

All couples must give at least three months notice to the Parish Priest of their intention to marry.
For further details please contact the Parish office
 on 01 497 1531 or email secretary@rathminesparish.com 

Documents Required for the Parish

1. A Baptism cert
2. A Confirmation cert
3. Statement of freedom (from the Parish Priest)   Download a sample copy here.
4. If one of the parties is not from the Catholic Church a letter from the Archbishop will be required.

A pre- nuptial enquiry form will need to be completed with your Parish Priest.

What are the Civil Requirments?

All information regarding Civil Requirements is available by clicking on the HSE website HERE 

Pre-Marriage Course Information

For a list of Pre-Marriage Courses with ACCORD, including dates & venues Click Here

 

Watch Pope Francis’ advice to married couples: