The Sacrament of Matrimony

“…a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.

Mark 10: 7-8

Matrimony (or Marriage) is a holy sacrament of service. It allows a man and a woman to promise to give their lives and their love freely to one another, with the help of God and the community, who are called to witness this joyous celebration. Through the covenant of Jesus Christ’s love for the Church, two become one. This new lifelong union of love and fidelity become a new ‘fruitful’ channel, through which God can pour out His love into the world. Married couples are called to accept any children God might send them, and to guide their children to heaven.

You may approach one of the priests about the possibility of being married at St Marie’s Cathedral if at least one of you is a Catholic, and if one or both of you reside in this parish and/or worship here regularly. Six months’ notice of your plans to marry is usually required to complete the necessary paperwork and to attend a marriage preparation course.

Please contact one of the priests as soon as you can.

Contact: Cathedral Clergy. Tel.  0114 2722522.