6 months notice required.
Please contact Fr O'Donnell.
All couples must complete the ACCORD course or similar Marriage Course.
We recommend booking this well in advance as dates book up very quickly.
The Sacrament of Marriage
A minimum of six months notice is required and applies even if the wedding is to take place in another parish. This is to enable marriage preparation to take place and the pre-nuptial documentation completed. Please, do not confirm other wedding arrangements until you are sure that the priest and church are available on the date and at the time you desire. (Please note the earliest time for the ceremony on a Saturday is 1.30 pm)
Points to remember:
- A marriage may be celebrated only on the date, at the place and by the Officiant listed on the Marriage Schedule.
- It is very important that all the paperwork for marriages, both that relating to the Church requirement and that relating to civil requirements, should be completed in good time.The Church does not have the authority to waive civil procedural requirements.
- In addition to the above, the usual procedures in Church Law must be followed.
Couples are expected to the attend a pre-marriage courses. The priest will advise when such courses are available and also what documentation is needed before the wedding may take place. Arrangements for photography, music, flowers etc. must be discussed with the priest and be acceptable to the Parish. the priest is responsible for advising you and helping you to prepare for marriage, he will be happy to discuss matters with you and answer your queries; he will help you meet the essential points mentioned above.
A booklet "Getting Married in St. Brigid's" is available from the Parish Office or download the PDF below