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Marriage at Christ the King

What is the sacrament of marriage?

Marriage is the Sacrament in which a baptised man and woman vow to belong to each other in a permanaent, exclusive, partnership of loving mutual care, common and shared responsibility, in the hope of having children and bringing up a family. In this sacrament the two partners are permanently consecrated to each other and to their children. Through the Holy Spirit they grow in mutual love and are enabled to face together the problems of married life and to make of their family an image of the church united in charity. This sacrament is a sign of the union in love between Christ and his bride, the church.

If you wish to get married here at Christ the King six months prior notice is required.

Part of the preparation for this Sacrament will be to take part in a pre-marital preparation programme. More information is available from the parish priest.

The Sacrament of Matrimony

"The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament."

'Catechism of the Catholic Church'