Marriage is one of the seven sacraments in the Catholic Church and is the only one where the participants are the ministers. For any couple the decision to marry is a life-changing step. In the Sacrament of Matrimony they are inviting God to break into their relationship as a helper and a guide. The gift of the Holy Spirit, and the grace of the sacrament will be a support throughout their lives, in times of joy and times of trial.
Couples planning to marry should make an appointment to see Fr Dominic at least six months before the proposed wedding date, as a great deal of administration must be completed before a Catholic marriage can take place. They will also attend a course on Marriage Preparation, and these take place in the parish three times a year. The courses begin of Friday evenings 7.30pm – 9.00pm and continues Saturdays 10.00am to 3.30pm. They focus on the couples’ relationship and their hopes, give an understanding of the Sacrament of Matrimony and a deeper awareness of their future, life-long, commitment.
Marriage preparation courses for 2019-20
- 7 and 8 February 2020
- 5 and 6 June 2020
- 23 and 24 October 2020
These will be held at St Teresa’s Parish Centre at 7:30-10:30 pm (first day) and 10:30am – 3:30 pm (second day). Cost is just £50 per couple payable by cash or cheque (we regret that we do not have the facility to take card payments).
To book a place on the course, complete the Marriage Preparation Course Booking Form.