Wedding - Initial Inquiry Form - Surfers Paradise Catholic Parish

Some notes -   
 
If you have any questions about this form you can also email us here: surfers@bne.catholic.net.au
 
 
Usually, a Catholic wedding needs at least six months notice to the celebrant.  
 
In addition to this ----
The Federal Government also requires that wedding notice can be given to the celebrant up to 18 months prior to the wedding and must be given no later than a month prior to a wedding. 
 
Catholic priests and deacons can conduct weddings as long as at least one of the parties are baptised Catholic. Usually, Catholics are required to be married in a Catholic church building. Permission for truly exceptional circumstances is not automatic. 
 
The Federal Government and the Church both strongly advise couples to undertake a marriage preparation course well before the wedding date.  
 
{Both parties, whether Catholic or not, must be free to marry according to the Catholic rite, so any and all previous marriages which ended by civil divorce - by either party - need to be annulled by a catholic tribunal prior to any preparations for a new marriage.  This process is not always short and is not automatically given - for inquiries about prior marriages, please contact matrimonial tribunal - which deals with previous marriages - at mailto:tribbris@bne.catholic.net.au}
 
Name of Church where you propose to have a wedding: (please note that ordinary a Catholic is expected to be married in a Catholic Church - special permission is required for marriage outside of a church and it is not automatically granted). (With shortages of priests it is increasingly difficult for priests to travel outside their parish due also to other commitments within their parish). *
 
Type of Wedding - *
Proposed Time for Ceremony - (Please note that some times do not match with other regular commitments in the parish and some times may not be available - times are not confirmed until legal and church requirements are met) (Also, if you desire to change the time for your wedding ceremony, this needs to be approved and confirmed in writing by the church of the wedding and the priest celebrant) Please put your proposed time here - *
 
Is the Groom Baptised / Christened (At least one of the couple must be baptised in the Catholic Church, but the other does not need to be baptised) *
Is the Bride Baptised / Christened (At least one of the couple must be baptised in the Catholic Church, but the other does not need to be baptised) *
Has the Groom been married before - - If one or more marriages prior ended in divorce, the priest is unable to celebrate a marriage in the Catholic rite unless any and all prior marriages have been declared annulled. this is not an automatic process and these issues need to be clarified before any date for a new wedding can be confirmed). For further information about the status of any previous marriages, please first inquire of the matrimonial tribunal of Brisbane Archdiocese - email is mailto:tribbris@bne.catholic.net.au *
Has the Bride been married before - If one or more marriages prior ended in divorce, the priest is unable to celebrate a marriage in the Catholic rite unless any and all prior marriages have been declared annulled. this is not an automatic process and these issues need to be clarified before any date for a new wedding can be confirmed). For further information about the status of any previous marriages, please first inquire of the matrimonial tribunal of Brisbane Archdiocese - email is mailto:tribbris@bne.catholic.net.au *
If the Groom has been married before, please select which applies:
If the Bride has been married before, please select which applies:
Are you requesting one of the priests of this parish to be the celebrant of your wedding, or if a visiting priest has agreed with you to conduct the ceremony, please indicate below: *
 
Any inquiries or questions arising from this form, please email us here:   
 
surfers@bne.catholic.net.au
 
or
 
paulwkelly68@gmail.com
 
Please don't forget to press the "submit"  button below.....   Thank you.
 
 
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