Weddings

Requirements for marriage

Previous marriage

If either party has been through a previous marriage, whether in a civil or religious form, no matter where or when, this is to be discussed with a priest prior to making a firm booking.

Documents

A Birth Certificate is be provided by both parties as required by law.  For persons born overseas, either a birth certificate or a passport of citizenship certificate is required.  Where applicable, Change of Name certificate is also to be provided.

A recent copy of Baptism Certificates is required of both parties whether baptized in the Catholic Church or another Christian denomination.  Contact the Church of Baptism to obtain this certificate.

A Permission/Letter of Freedom is required for Catholics not living within the parish of St. Brendan’s.  For the bride, a Permission for Marriage is required and for the groom a Freedom to Marry.  These can be obtained from the parish where you are now residing.

Wedding Ceremony

The celebration of marriage may take place either within Mass or outside of mass.  This is to be discussed with the priest conducting the ceremony.  Your officiating priest will discuss with you the order of service and the various reading and prayers couples can select.

Music

It is essential that music chosen for the ceremony is either of a sacred or classical nature and appropriate for the occasion.

Organists/Singers

  • Mrs Angela Grasso 0412 090 858 organist and singer
  • Mrs Rosanna Camenzuli (03) 9390 8618

Flowers

The couple is responsible for the floral decoration of the church.  It is possible to use the church vases.

Ribbon

Couples are welcome to use the ribbons or seat bows of the parish.

Photography and video

Please ensure that photography and video taken during the ceremony is not intrusive and respects the sacred nature of the church.

Confetti

Confetti is not permitted inside the church or in the gathering space at the entrance.  Please ensure confetti and rose petals are used only on the footpath area.

Final arrangements

The cost to use St. Brendan’s Church is $1300.  This includes the $100 booking fee.

If you are bringing your own priest the cost is $900.  This includes the $100 booking fee.

The $100 booking fee is non-refundable.  A booking is only confirmed once the fee is paid and the information form is returned to the Parish Office.  Please take note of this requirement.

Final payment is to be made one month prior to the wedding.

Cancellation of Bookings

Please contact the Parish Office in writing (post/fax/email) if you wish to cancel your booking.  This is a courtesy for other couples who wish to use the church.

 

For more information and a copy of the booking sheet please contact the parish office on 9376 7378

 

OVERSEAS WEDDINGS

If you require assistance in preparing your church paperwork for an overseas wedding please contact the parish office.

From the 1st June 2017 a fee of $400.00 applies. If you contribute to the Parish Support Program PSP, a donation will suffice.

PLEASE NOTE: This is only available to residents living in the boundaries of St. Brendan's Parish, Flemington.

Mass Times

Weekend:

Saturday 6pm            Vigil Mass
Sunday 10.30am      Mass in English and Italian
(Coptic Mass 1.00pm)

Weekdays:

Tuesday to Saturday 9.15am

Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament:

First Friday of the month: 9.45am - 10.45am
Every Saturday: 9.45am - 10.45am (after Morning Mass)

Reconciliation:

Saturday at 9.45am

For information on weddings, Baptisms and other services, please visit the Sacraments section of the website.

Location

103 Wellington Street
Flemington 3031


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