“Since God created them man and woman, their mutual love becomes an image of the absolute and unfailing love with which God loves man...And this love which God blesses is intended to be fruitful and to be realized in the common work of watching over creation.”
— Cathechism of the Catholic Church (1604)
“…in a Christian marriage the spouses are strengthened and, as it were, consecrated for the duties and the dignity of their state by a special sacrament.” Catechism of the Catholic Church
In the Catholic Church, marriage is not just a natural institution – it was elevated by Jesus Himself in His participation in the wedding at Cana to be one of the seven Sacraments. A marriage between two Christians has a supernatural element as well as a natural one. While few Christians outside of the Catholic and Orthodox Churches regard marriage as a Sacrament, the Catholic Church believes that marriage between any two baptised Christians, as long as it is entered into with the intention to contract a true marriage, is a sacrament.
If you are planning on getting married in the Parish of Dunboyne and whether you are from the parish or not, you will need to contact the Parish office.
Please note that there is a fee for non-parishioners who would like to get married in Ss Peter & Paul’s Church or St. Brigid & the Sacred Heart, Kilbride. Please contact the Parish Office to learn more about payment options. There is no fee for parishioners wishing to get married in the parish.