Marriage

The Sacrament of Marriage is a lasting commitment of a man and a woman to a lifelong partnership, established for the good of each other and the procreation of their children.

Marriage is different to most of the Sacraments which are conferred by a priest, or bishop. Marriage is witnessed by the authorised celebrant either a Bishop, priest or deacon.  The man and woman confer the Sacrament of Marriage upon each other when they express their consent to marry before God and the Church.

Weddings are generally celebrated in your own Parish Church to develop contact with your local priest and parish community. To be married in St Fiacre’s Church one of the persons needs to be a parishioner, or attends Mass here in Leichhardt parish and be free to marry. However, if you may have a specific reason or connection with Leichhardt Parish, please discuss this with the priest. Otherwise, the permission of your parish priest must be obtained.

It is also a requirement of the Archdiocese to attend some form of Marriage Preparation. The preferred option is a Catholic Care course and details are available from the Parish Office.

Couples who wish to celebrate their Wedding at St Fiacre’s Church are asked to give to the officiating priest at least six months’ notice so there is adequate time for preparation. To see if our Parish Priest is available for your wedding, please contact the office.

Should you wish to make a booking please contact the Parish Office to finalise the date. A more detailed letter will be sent to you with other matters such as donation, flowers, rehearsal etc attached.

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