Pittwater Parish congratulates you on your decision to marry in our Parish. We believe that in the sacrament of Marriage, God is calling you to mirror His love and fidelity to each other, to your children, family and friends. Other peoples’ lives will be touched by your life together.
We are delighted that you are committed to your faith journey and have chosen to get married in our Catholic church. You have a choice between Maria Regina Church in Avalon or Sacred Heart Church, Mona Vale as both of these churches are in our Parish.
We would like to help you prepare well for your special day - and for all the days which will follow. In Australia, the Catholic priest or deacon acts not only as a minister of the Church but also as a registered marriage celebrant for the State. He will help you fill out both the civil and church papers before the wedding. The civil Notice of Intended Marriage must be signed at least one month before the wedding - this takes the place of the ‘marriage license’ you see in the movies! Of course, you will probably want to take more time than a month to prepare with the celebrant for your wedding and your marriage.
The Attorney General’s Dept strongly recommends that young couples prepare well for Marriage. So we require you to undertake a course as compulsory preparation for your future married life.
Please don't hesitate to contact us so that we can arrange an appointment with one of our Priests and will provide you with all the information you will need.
May God richly bless your married life.