Please contact the Parish Office at least six months before your intended wedding date.
The sacrament of Matrimony signifies the union of Christ and the Church.
It gives spouses the grace to love each other with the love with which Christ has loved his Church; the grace of the sacrament thus perfects the human love of the spouses, strengthens their indissoluble unity, and sanctifies them on the way to eternal life.
At Holy Family Catholic Church Menai, Wedding bookings will be accepted where at least one of the couple is a parishioner or has some significant involvement with the Parish.
Couples whose wedding is booked at Holy Family will be strongly encouraged to attend an approved Marriage Preparation Course, and to meet several times with the priest who will be celebrating their wedding.
Weddings can normally be booked for any day of the week. Sundays can pose problems so if it seems necessary to have your wedding on a Sunday it is best to discuss it with the priest.
Archdiocesan instructions are that while reasonable requests should not be refused, a priest is under no obligation to accept a wedding where neither partner has a connection with the parish.
Attendance at a Regional School, which may be on the premises of any Parish, is not seen, of itself, as setting up a connection with a Parish.
The Parish Office on 9543 2677 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least six months before the desired date so that we may advise you on how the programme works.
“So they are no longer two, but one flesh”