Celebrating a Marriage in St Michael’s Parish

To arrange a marriage at St Michael’s, contact the parish priest on 9427 2509. At this first meeting we will discuss available dates and what has to happen prior to the marriage. It is advisable to give at least six months’ notice prior to the marriage.  You will need to bring with you copies of your birth certificates and recent copies of your baptismal certificates - i.e. issued within the last six months from the parish where you were baptised. What does it cost to get married at St Michael’s? The parish does not have a wedding fee, although it is customary to make a donation. You will be encouraged to consider a marriage preparation course, such as Becoming One, offered by CatholicCare.  To find out more about marriage preparation courses, go to:

Music at your wedding.  Your wedding is a religious ceremony, and that should be reflected in your choice of music.  If you would like some suggestions, go to the St Mary's Cathedral website and listen to some of the options listed there under the heading "Music Recommendations".  Click on "Organ alone", "Organ and solo singer" or "Organ and choir".  Here's the link to that site:

Got questions about getting married in the Catholic Church?

Find your answers here! Questions range across inter-religious and inter-denominational marriages; they cover diverse delicate issues relating to personal circumstances (non-church going or ‘lapsed’ Catholics, people who have had abortions, vasectomies or tubal ligations etc); as well as addressing practical issues relating to preparing for the wedding ceremony.

  • Why should we bother with a Catholic wedding? 
  • What are the requirements for marriage in the Catholic Church? 
  • Will the Church let us have a Catholic wedding? 
  • What are the requirements re marriage celebrants? 
  • What are the promises and commitments in the wedding ceremony and what do they mean? 
  • What are the requirements relating to marriage education? 
  • How should we prepare for the Nuptial Mass and wedding ceremony? 
  • What is the structure of the wedding ceremony (Catholic rite of marriage)?

This document is an authoritative source of Catholic teaching. It is a valuable resource both for couples contemplating marriage, for Catholic parents wishing to advise their children, and parish leaders seeking clarification on the teachings regarding weddings and marriage.

Click on this link and it will take you to the website of the Australian Catholic Marriage and Family Council:

On this page, go to "Download now" and click on "Getting Married" to receive the document as a PDF file.

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St Michael's Church, Lane Cove
Vigil (Saturday) - 6pm
Sunday - 9:30am & 6pm

Holy Hour & Confession Thurs 7pm

Mary Help of Christians Chapel, Greenwich
Sunday - 8am 

Saint Ignatius' Chapel, Riverview
Sunday - 7.30am - CLOSED TO PUBLIC

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