St. Patrick's Parish Albury

Weddings

Wedding at St Patrick's

Preparing for your Marriage

Prior to making a lifelong commitment to your spouse, it is very important to make the time for a carefully guided preparation. There are two preparation courses available at St Patrick’s:

1. The Foccus instrument for marriage preparation is strategies and skills orientated and is facilitated at the Slattery Centre beside the Church. It has a cost of $175.00.

2. The parish itself provides a practical and theological preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage on the first and third Monday evenings of the month from 6.00-7.00pm at St Pat’s Hall, also at 515 Smollett St. There is no additional cost for this, as it is a provision of the parish (contact Fr Joel on [email protected])

Documents

You will require copies of your Birth Certificates and recent copies of your Baptismal (Christening) Certificates for both parties, if applicable. Recent copies of Baptismal Certificates are usually readily available from the parish priest of the church where you were baptised. For a sacramental marriage between two baptized persons, a Catholic is required to have first received the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion.

Flowers and decorations

Flowers can be arranged in the church for your wedding if required. Please speak with the parish secretary on (02) 6041 2588 to discuss these arrangements. Pew Bows, if used, are provided, fitted and removed by your arrangement.

Music

Music and hymns chosen should be sacred and appropriate for use in the church. It is the responsibility of the couple to provide and arrange an organist, soloist or instrumental arrangements. The use of appropriate pre-recorded music may be used but it is courteous to ask the celebrant to approve of the arrangements in advance.

The following musicians are familiar with ceremonies at St Patrick’s:

  • James Flores: 0425 392 895
  • Mary Minchin: (02) 6021 4631
  • Elaine Buchhorn: (02) 6025 8624
  • Val Hayes: (02) 6025 5904
  • Natalie Sobolewski (Vocalist): (02) 6023 2906