Church Flowers for Weddings
Our Church florist offers wedding floral arrangement packages for your special day.
Please contact the parish office for further details.
Congratulations on your decision to get married. To arrange your wedding in St. Cronan's Church please contact Fr. Paul or the Parish Office.
Your desire to marry in Church is your invitation to Christ to be at the heart of your union. Through this Sacrament, Christ will be with you, not only on the day of your marriage, but all the days of your lives together. We wish you every blessing and happiness, and hope you will find the following information helpful in your preparation for marriage.
Requirement to give Three Months Written Notification
Both parties are required to give three months notice to the priest of the parish. Section 32 of the Family Act 1995 requires any person marrying on or after 1st August 1996, to give three months written notification.
You are also required to give a minimum of three months notice to the (State) Civil Registration Office. Tel: 01 863 8200.
Pre Marriage Courses
Pre-marriage preparation courses help you as a couple to explore the many challenges of married life, and help you to deepen your relationship.
Pre-marriage courses are organised in every Diocese by ACCORD, the Catholic Marriage Care Service. Booking can be made through the Central Office, Maynooth 01 5053112; Swords office, Seatown Road, Swords; 01 8404550 or visit www.accord.ie.
Please note all documentation must be dated withing 6 months of the date of the wedding.
Baptismal and Confirmation Certificates - You must produce Baptismal and Confirmation Certificates – obtained from the parish in which you were Baptised.
Letters of Freedom – A statement from the Parish Priest of your home parish or from the parish that you currently reside in stating that you have not been married before.
For marriage outside of State – Contact Dept of Foreign Affairs for procedural arrangements.
The Wedding Booklet
Our advice is to keep it simple. Excellent templates can be found on www.gettingmarried.ie.
The Marriage Ceremony
You and your fiancé are the ministers of the Sacrament of marriage.
So make the day a day to treasure. Give yourselves plenty of time to prepare the wedding liturgy. Select from the Rite of Marriage, Scripture Readings, Psalms and Prayers of the Faithful which have a particular meaning for you.
Due respect must be given for the Marriage Ceremony. We ask that photographs, flower arrangements and music are in accord with the main occasion.
A contribution to the Church is customary to cover the costs of heating, lighting, the Priest, the Sacristan and Altar Servers.