The sacrament of Matrimony signifies the union of Christ and the Church.
It gives spouses the grace of the sacrament thus perfects the human love of the spouses, strengthens their indissoluble unity, and sanctifies them on the way to eternal life. Your decision to be married in the Catholic Church is a beautiful decision because you both have been created in the image and likeness of God, and are making the decision to live your life according to God’s plan. St Mark’s assists parishioners in planning and preparation for making a lifelong commitment to one another within the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony.
Congratulations on your engagement! We at St Mark’s Drummoyne hope that you will have a happy and blessed wedding day and a long and happy marriage. Marriage is a sacrament of vocation. Preparation for this sacrament needs to be arranged and generally six months’ notice is required for all weddings in the Archdiocese of Sydney. The parish priest celebrates weddings of parishioners only. Parishioners and Catholics residing within the parish are welcomed to be married at St Mark’s Drummoyne. If you reside outside our parish, you are welcome to book St Mark’s Church but we request that you approach your own Parish Priest to celebrate your wedding in the first instance.
At St Mark’s no weddings are conducted in the season of Lent (ie six weeks prior to Easter).
1) Book St Mark’s Church as a parishioner of our parish.
Complete the wedding booking application form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org and our Parish office will contact you to meet with the Parish Priest to discuss your intentions.
2) Book St Mark’s Church living outside the parish with your own priest.
Complete the wedding booking application and ask your priest to complete the priest acceptance form email to email@example.com and our Parish office will contact you to follow up on your request. Permission to marry is also required by those not living in the parish of Drummoyne.
All weddings require 6 months notice when booking from date of ceremony. No weddings are accepted during Lent.Noise is a consideration due to our neighbours.
Details regarding fees, charges and Church guidelines will be provided at time of booking.
Please note we are not able to hold dates or confirm any arrangements until all required paperwork has been submitted and approved.