Marriage is the Sacrament which binds one man and one woman together in a covenant under God and His Church. It is a Sacrament of vocation, a response to a specific calling that God has placed in the hearts of a couple. It is a bond that lasts for life which is permanent, faithful, and fruitful. Marriage is not just about two people, but is the foundation of the family, the "domestic church," the most basic and foundational structure, not only for the Church, but for all of society.
Any Catholic who is a registered member of the parish, and who is free to marry, can be married at Our Lady of Fatima.
Couples wishing to marry must contact the parish priest before making any other arrangements. It is Archdiocesan policy that six months’ notice is required so that proper preparation can take place. The parish priest will explain Catholic teaching about the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony.
The couple must attend an Engaged Encounter weekend. Click here for full details
After the above weekend, the couple must participate in our parish Marriage Mentoring programme. They will have two to three meetings with a married couple to guide them in areas not covered in the Engaged Encounter weekend or on issues that may require special attention.