The Priests of the parish congratulate you on your decision to celebrate your wedding in St Mary’s Parish.
We hope your wedding day will be happy and relaxed. To assist you in organising and planning your day, you will find the following information helpful.
Booking the Church:At least one party must be baptised in the Roman Catholic Church.In line with Meath Diocesan Policy, Weddings are not permitted on a Sunday or on Holy Days.
You must give at least 3 months notice to the Civil Registrar of your intention to marry.
You have to make an appointment to meet the Civil Registrar. This can now be done online at crsappointments.ie
For this meeting you will need the following:
Having registered your wedding both parties and the church where your wedding will be celebrated will receive an acknowledgement from the registrar. You will also receive a green folder containing your Marriage Registration Form (M.R.F), which you must bring to the church on your wedding day.
On the day of the wedding you will complete your civil obligation when you sign the marriage licence.
Because of the importance of the lifelong commitment that is marriage, the church believes that it is important to give at least 3 months notice of your intention to marry.
You will need the following documents:
If you marriage is an Inter Faith marriage (one of you is not a catholic), a special permission/dispensation is required for marriage. Your priest will apply for these.
Getting Married Abroad:
If you are getting married abroad, it is absolutely essential for couples to meet with their local priest before making any arrangements. The meeting should take place at least 6 months prior to the intended date.
Preparing your Wedding Ceremony:
Ask the priest who is to officiate at your wedding to help you with the task of creating your marriage ceremony. There are a variety of prayers and readings. Choose the person(s) who are to read these. Make sure to have a rehearsal before the ceremony.
Websites which may be helpful: