What is Marriage?

Catholic Marriage is the making of a life-long covenant of love between a man and a woman. It is the making of a true partnership of the whole of life recognised, celebrated and blessed by the Church in the Sacrament of Catholic Marriage.

In virtue of the Sacrament of Marriage, married Christians couples signify and share in the mystery of the unity and fruitful love that exists between Christ and his Church; they thus help each other to attain holiness in their married life and in welcoming and rearing children; and they have their own special place and gift among the people of God.

A marriage is established by the marriage covenant the irrevocable consent that the spouses freely give to and receive from each other. This unique union of man and woman and the good of the children impose total fidelity on each of them and the unbreakable unity of their bond. To make the indissoluble marriage a clearer sign of this full meaning and a surer help in its fulfilment, Christ the Lord raised it to the dignity of a sacrament, modelled in his own nuptial bond with the Church.

Christian couples, therefore, are to nourish and develop their marriage by undivided love; in a merging of human and divine, they remain faithful in body and in mind, in good times and in bad.

If you would like to be married in our parish, please refer to our Wedding menu