Marriage

 

Marriage is a sacrament in the Catholic Church; it is the union of one male to one female in God in the presence of a Priest or deacon and other witnesses. Marriage is a sacred covenant between each spouse with each other and with God.

It is a sacred covenant, a public promise made by the husband and the wife to be true to each other until death parts them. In order for a marriage to be valid, the couple must be entering into the covenant out of their own free will, without fear or coercion. They are also asked to honour and be true to each other for the rest of their lives, as well as to accept children lovingly from God and bring them up according to the law of Christ and His Church. 

 

Couples who are eligible to marry and are living within our Parish area are asked to give at least six months’ notice and to take part in a marriage preparation programme. Any practical help concerning the marriage will be given to them at their early meetings with the Parish Priest. Those planning to get married elsewhere and are resident in our Parish area are also asked to contact the Parish office six months before their proposed wedding date.

 

For further details on planning your wedding please email the Parish office hoxton@rcdow.org.uk

St Monica's Church
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hoxton@rcdow.org.uk

 

19 Hoxton Square,

London, N1 6NT

Archdiocese of Westminster

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