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Marriage Payments

Thank you for choosing Lumen Christi Catholic Parish in which you will celebrate your Christian Marriage. Whether you are a parishioner or a visitor you are welcome in our Parish. We are delighted to be such a significant part of your wedding day.

The following information will help you to organize your very important day. The liturgical aspect of your wedding is the most important part of your day. So, please ensure that you contact the Celebrant (priest) early:

  • to discuss the ceremony itself (that is, to choose the Prayers, Scripture Readings, and music),
  • to explore the meaning of a Christian Marriage (that is, a marriage celebrated according to the Rites of the Catholic Church).

The Catholic Church requires that a suitable marriage preparation course is done by the couple. CatholicCare Wollongong (and other dioceses) provides such a course. Your celebrant/local priest will discuss the matter with you. Details of the program and location can  on the CatholicCare website www.catholiccare.dow.org.au/ or call  4227 1122 for CatholicCare Wollongong.

If the bride and/or groom have been married previously then the required annulment or dispensation needs to have been obtained well before the wedding date, before the marriage is booked in.

Please take note of the following:

  1. The usual time slots for Cathedral weddings are 2pm and 4pm.

  2. If the celebrant of your marriage is not a priest of this diocese then you must have him contact the Cathedral Office. All visiting priests must have the Bishop’s permission to celebrate in the Wollongong Diocese. This includes clearance procedures for child protection (https://www.dow.org.au/safeguarding/visiting-clergy-and-religious-online-forms/).

  3. The flowers at the Cathedral are arranged by Primavera Flowers. If you wish to discuss details, they may be contacted on (02) 4226 2887.

  4. For music at your wedding: you are required to use one of our Cathedral organists. The usual organists for weddings are: Mr Paul Mason (0414 436 017), Mrs Fiona Carolan (4225 1768), Annette Griffin (0402 155 890) and, Mrs Helen Hill (0401 932 457). Payment is made directly to the organist. Only suitable liturgical music may be played in our churches.

  5. Photos and videos are permitted in the church. Photographers and video recordists must not enter the sanctuary. They should introduce themselves to the celebrant well before the wedding commences.

  6. It is important that the wedding commences on time!

  7. Alcohol and drugs are not permitted on the church premises.

  8. The donation for the Cathedral is $860.00. A non-refundable deposit of $200.00 is to be made at the time of booking. Please make the remainder of donation to the Pastoral Region Office (Cathedral House, next to the Cathedral) at least two weeks prior to your wedding day. Payments can be made online www.lumenchristi.org.au/marriagepayment


COVID REQUIREMENTS

  1. Capacity must not exceed the maximum guests permitted in the church (Contact parish office for maximum guest numbers).

  2. The NSW Government requires each attendee to QR scan the Service NSW QR code poster upon entry of the church. Attendees will need to enter their full name and contact numbers for contact tracing.

  3. Sanitation of the church venue is included in the fees. Hand sanitizer is available for guests on arrival.

You have chosen to have your marriage blessed by the Catholic Church. We will do everything to ensure your wedding is happy and memorable, and we only ask that you give this part of the day at least as much attention and preparation that goes into the rest of the celebration.

The staff of the Lumen Christi Parish, Wollongong wishes you every blessing in your journey towards your marriage and the years beyond.

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