Marriage

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Marriage in the Catholic Church is a "covenant by which a man and a woman
establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life
and which is ordered by its nature to the good of the spouses
and the procreation and education of offspring.

[It] has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity
of a sacrament between the baptised.

CIC can. 1055 #1

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Practical points

  • To avoid disappointment, you should check the availability of the Church before you book your reception venue.
  • St Simon Peter Church is only available for the celebration of marriage according to the Rites of the Catholic Church, that is, with a Catholic Priest as Celebrant.
  • You will need to contact the Parish Priest at least 6 months before you make any firm arrangements for your wedding. We will do everything we can to assist you.

 

Pastoral Preparation
This involves attendance at one of the Marriage Preparation Courses run by the Archdiocese, this is for all parties regardsless of their different religous beliefs. Generally these are one day courses, very comprehensive and helpful to all long term relationships.
For more information, visit the Catholic Marriage Education Services website.

 

Documents Required

  • If born in Australia a Birth Certificate, not an extract, must be produced.
  • If born outside Australia a valid Passport must be presented.
  • The Catholic party/parties are required to produce a copy of Baptismal Certificate (issued no longer then 6 months).

For more information, please enquire with parish office 9300 4885

St Simon Peter Parish Prayer

St Simon Peter Parish Prayer

Heavenly Father,
you have chosen our parish as the place by which you encounter us in our daily lives.
Here your Word is proclaimed,the Eucharist is celebrated,
and your people are united in a family of believers.
We pray for our parish named in honour of St Simon Peter and placed under his patronage.
Through his intercession may every blessing be poured out on all members of our parish.
We pray for our schools, their staff and students, and all their families.
May our parish be filled with holiness and prayer, with faith and love;
May it be a place where worthy and reverent worship is offered to God,
and where we receive grace and power for our mission.
May all who come here find a welcoming home,
comfort in their needs and strength for their journey of faith.
We make this prayer through Christ, Our Lord.
Amen