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Marriage

"...in a Christian marriage the spouses are strengthened and, as it were, consecrated for the duties and the dignity of their state by a special sacrament"

Catechism of the Catholic Church

In the Catholic Church, marriage is not just a natural institution – it was elevated by Jesus Himself in His participation in the wedding at Cana to be one of the seven Sacraments. A marriage between two Christians has a supernatural element as well as a natural one. While few Christians outside of the Catholic and Orthodox Churches regard marriage as a Sacrament, the Catholic Church believes that marriage between any two baptised Christians, as long as it is entered into with the intention to contract a true marriage, is a sacrament.

 

If you are planning on getting married in the Parish of Trim & Boardsmill and whether you are from the parish or not, you will need to read some guidelines – download them from here.

 

To ensure your requested date/time is available in the Church, please contact the Parish Office and check. Then, if you wish, you can complete and submit by post an application form, which you can download from here.

Please note that there is a €500 fee for non-parishioners who would like to get married in St. Patrick's Church. Contact the Parish Office to learn more about payment options. There is no fee for parishioners wishing to get married in St Patrick's Church.