Planning Your Wedding
Congratulations on your decision to get married.
It is our wish that your wedding day will be a memorable and enjoyable occasion as you set out on your wonderful journey together.
We hope that this page will be of help to you as you plan ahead to your big day.
When getting married you have to meet two sets of requirements:
(a) the requirements of the Catholic Church
(b) the civil requirements of the state law.
Getting Married in the Catholic Church
1. Contact the Priest
This should be done at least six months before the proposed date of the wedding.
2. Book the Marriage Preparation Course
You are advised to book the Pre-
3. Obtain Required Documentation
This includes Certificates of Baptism and Confirmation, Letters of Freedom etc
4. Complete the Pre-
This normally involves a visit to your own parish priest.
5. Different Forms of Marriage Ceremony
You can choose to celebrate your Marriage Ceremony as part of a Nuptial Mass or you can choose to celebrate your Marriage Ceremony without Mass.
The Civil Requirements
Under the new Civil Registration Act couples are obliged to take full responsibility for the civil registration of their marriage.
1. Meeting the Civil Registrar
You must make an appointment to meet the Civil Registrar at least three months before the date of the wedding.
2. The Marriage Registration Form (MRF)
Without this Form you you cannot get married nor can the priest proceed with the marriage ceremony.
3. Declaration of No Civil Impediment
Accord Cavan (049) 437 5004
There is no ACCORD centre in Co Leitrim.
These courses are held in the
Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre
Saturday 19th February 2022
Saturday 9th April 2022
From 10:00am until 4:00pm
(No refreshments served on site)
After attending the course you will be issued with a Certificate which you will then present to your priest.
Every county has a Registration Office
Leitrim Rd. Carrick-
Markievicz House, Barrack St, Sligo(071) 915 5115
Gate Lodge, Lisdarn, Cavan (049) 437 1709
25 Newcastle Road, Galway, (091) 546 216