The Sacrament of Matrimony
All love comes from God, and all love reflects the love that God has for His creation. The Sacrament of Marriage is, first and foremost, a sign and symbol of this love. Marriage is a sacrament of the self-giving love which two people offer to each other. The love which a couple have for each other mirrors the love God has for men and women.
The minister of the Sacrament of Marriage is the couple themselves. The priest serves as a witness.
The joy and mutual support of married love can be a source of strength which enables married people to serve others in a very powerful way. It should spill out to their children and to those around them and become a source of life, hope and comfort for others. This is reflected in the blessing which the priest often gives the newly-married couples, saying:
"May you always bear witness to the love of God in this world, so that the afflicted and the needy will find in you generous friends and welcome you into the joys of Heaven."
Please contact the Parish Office at 01968 673 709 for more information or at least 6 months in advance to make arrangements.
Rite of Marriage in Scotland
Marriage Preparation Courses in the
Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh
You should be in touch with your parish priest at least six months before getting married of making any preparations.
A Marriage Preparation Course is a requirement for those wishing to get married in the Catholic Church.
Your parish priest will give you guidance on how to do the preparation and which course to use.
As one of the options, there is a course run by the Archdiocese which seeks to lead couples to a greater understanding of God’s plan for marriage and his call to live this beautiful vocation.
Course details and dates can be found at bit.ly/ArchMarriagePrep2021-22