WHAT IS MARRIAGE?
God who created us out of love also calls us to love - this is the fundamental and innate vocation of every human being. For we are created in the image and likeness of God who is love.
The mutual love of man and woman becomes an image of the absolute and unfailing love with which God loves humanity.
Marriage is an “intimate community of life and love … established by the Creator... God himself is the author of marriage." Gaudium et Spes 48.
This communion of spouses is ordered to the good of the spouses and the good of children. Marriage between baptised persons is a sacrament.
A CATHOLIC WEDDING
The question of where to hold the wedding is an important one which couples need to talk about together. Sometimes couples want to be married in a church because of social pressure or family tradition. These are not sufficient reasons in themselves for choosing a church wedding.
A church is the appropriate venue for the marriage of those who believe in Christ and who wish to celebrate publicly God’s blessing of their union.
WHO CAN BE MARRIED IN OUR CHURCH?
Marriage is one of the seven sacraments and is a sign of God’s love. Marriage in our Parish Churches is open to all eligible members of the Catholic Church. If you are thinking about a wedding in our Parish the first step is to complete an Application Form and book the Church.
The following applies to all weddings:
PREPARING FOR MARRIAGE
Entering into marriage is one of the biggest decisions anybody makes in his or her lifetime. The Church strongly recommends that couples undertake some kind of formal preparation for marriage to help them understand the nature of marriage and the many human complexities of married life.
The fee is $800 made up as follows:
FOR YOUR SPECIAL DAY
Our Parish has two of Brisbane’s most beautiful inner city Churches, which can accommodate weddings both small and intimate or large and grand.
Located on the grounds of St Joseph’s Primary, School, above the Kangaroo Point Cliffs with spectacular views to the city, this is a picturesque photo location. Seats 400 comfortably.
Located high on the hill on Mowbray Terrace opposite Williamina Park, a popular spot for wedding photography. This federation style Church will comfortably accommodate 200 people.
KANGAROO POINT AND
EAST BRISBANE CATHOLIC PARISH
81 Mowbray Terrace, East Brisbane, QLD 4169
Phone: (07) 3391 4663
Office Hours: Wednesdays 8:30am to 4pm
OUR CHURCH LOCATIONS