Catholic Marriage

Faithful to the teaching of Jesus Christ, we believe that marriage is:

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Exclusive
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Permanent
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Life Giving
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Between a man and a woman
Marriage mirrors the faithful love of God for his people.

At your wedding you will make a commitment to love each other for better or worse, in sickness and in health. Thus the decision you make to marry is a very important one, because it is a life-long commitment.

The preparation, the forms to complete and the ceremony all assist the couple to prepare for and appreciate what it is they are doing. With God’s grace, their bond of love is blessed and strengthened.

(Taken from the ‘Preparing for Your Wedding in the Catholic Church’ pamphlet)

Preparing for your wedding pamphlet

Preparing for Your Wedding Pamphlet

wedding rings

What now?

Contact the Parish Priest or contact the Parish Office to find out more information or to talk to the Parish Priest further about the Sacrament of Marriage.

They will provide you with all the information you need and will guide you throughout the preparation. As part of the preparation for marriage, you will go through a Marriage Preparation Course run by parishioners of Christ the King Parish.

More information can be found on the Christchurch Diocese website and the Catholic Marriage website.

“And now these three remain: Faith, Hope and Love. But the greatest of these is Love.”

1 Cor 13:13

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