Marriage is a sacrament of service – service to your spouse, your children, your community and to God. It is the lasting commitment of a man and a woman to a lifelong partnership, established for the good of each other and the procreation of their children. When Jesus is placed in the centre of your married life and home there will be an abundant amount of blessings.
As a Sacrament Marriage is part of the Church’s liturgy.
Jesus taught that marriage is indissoluble: “Therefore, what God has joined together, no human being must separate” (Matthew 19:6). Through the sacrament of Matrimony, the Church teaches that Jesus gives the strength and grace to live the real meaning of marriage. In the writings of St Paul: “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the church and handed himself over for her to sanctify her” (Ephesians 5:25–26).
Couples who wish to marry at the Church of Christ the King must contact Fr. Pat. The church requires that all couples wishing to marry undergo a time of preparation to deepen their understanding of Christian marriage. This is achieved through discussions with Fr. Pat and by attending a marriage preparation course. Additional the couple will meet with and be supported by a Married couple from the parish who will share their experience of the joys and challenges of Married life and the benefit of Sacramental Marriage.