Marriage

12-1-011Wedding Bookings for St Francis of Assisi or St Joseph must be made through the Parish Office via telephone 9331 4043.  It is preferable to call our office as we will need to speak with you before you lodge your booking form.  You can download the Wedding Information Leaflet for more details.  Please also view the useful check list below.

Alternatively, you may make a booking request via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU PROVIDE YOUR POSTAL ADDRESS AND CONTACT NUMBER.

Please ensure you communicate to us any special circumstances (eg second marriage, interfaith marriage etc) at the time of booking. If the date and time are suitable, we will make a tentative booking for you and send you out the information kits. You will need to complete the Booking Form and return it with the booking donation indicated (which is for the Parish) to the Parish Office in order to secure your booking. As is customary, we also ask that at some stage, you make a separate offering to the priest who conducts your wedding service for his time and effort.

The following is a useful checklist:

  • Complete and return Booking Form to the Parish Office, along with the booking donation.
  • Obtain a copy of your baptismal certificate (not less than six months old)
  • Obtain your original birth certificate which the priest celebrating your marriage must sight
  • Arrange an interview with your priest
  • Enrol in a Marriage Preparation course (course flyers are included in information kit you receive)

 

Highly recommended

You are encouraged to obtain a copy of the booklet When We Marry - a practical planning guide for couples from Pauline Book & Media, located at 150 Castlereagh St, Sydney – Tel: 9264 8630

Music

St Francis of Assisi, Paddington:  Contact the St Francis Choir's Director of Music Noel Debien on 0417 291 388.

St Joseph, Edgecliff:  Contact Kurt Ison (organist) on 0430 372 990

Arrange Flowers

Paddington: Advise the Parish Office of the time/schedule of your florist to access the Church prior to your Wedding. Please note that it is the duty and responsibility of the florists/your Wedding Planner(s) to place and organise the flowers inside the Church, and ensure that the Church is left clean and orderly after your Wedding.

Edgecliff: Contact Altar Society Co-ordinator (phone number in wedding guidelines)