Once a couple have decided they would like to get married in
St Joseph’s Parish they should make an appointment and come and see Mgr Tom. They will then complete the necessary paperwork and agree a date for the ceremony.
Couples getting married in the Parish are asked to attend a Marriage Preparation Course. This consists of three evening sessions with other engaged couples, which they should ideally attend several months before their proposed wedding day.
The aim of the course is to raise awareness of the importance of realistic expectations, communicating feelings and dealing with conflict within marriage, and understanding the nature of the commitment and the significance of the sacrament of marriage.
The couples are invited to Mass on the Saturday following the final session when they receive a blessing from the priest and their certificate of attendance.
Couples resident in the Parish but getting married elsewhere may also attend the course.
Please contact the Parish Secretary to make an appointment or if you have any questions.